Virat Kohli Becomes The Second Player In ODI History To Complete 10000 Runs Batting At No. 3

Virat Kohli Becomes The Second Player In ODI History To Complete 10000 Runs Batting At No. 3

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli [Image-BCCI]

Indian captain Virat Kohli might have failed to reach three figures yet again after making a promising fifty; however, he has been amongst the runs and passing milestones rapidly. The second ODI in Pune saw Virat Kohli register his 105th fifty-plus score. In the process, he also completed 10000 runs at number three and became only the second in ODI cricket to do so.

Virat Kohli has opened six times in ODIs and scored 161 runs. He has batted the most in number three, doing so in 192 matches and accumulating 10046 runs. On the other hand, batting at number four has earned the right-handed batsman 1767 runs from 42 ODIs, while the number five position has handed him 127 runs in five games. Performing at number seven in One-day cricket, Kohli scored an unbeaten 23 and 37.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli [Image-BCCI]
Virat Kohli reached the milestone in his 190th ODI innings and eventually got out to leg-spinner Adil Rashid for 66 off 79 balls. The failure to register an international hundred has extended the drought by 490 days. The 32-year old intended to run the ball outside off to the third man; however, he only nicked it o the stand-in captain Jos Buttler behind the stumps.

Virat Kohli stands second in line to Ricky Ponting:

Virat Kohli Becomes The Second Player In ODI History To Complete 10000 Runs Batting At No. 3
Ricky Ponting. (Credits: Twitter)

 

With 10046 runs at number three in ODIs, Kohli stands second to the former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who has 12662 runs in that spot from 330 innings. Kumar Sangakkara occupies the third position with 9747 runs in ODIs at number three, followed by Jacques Kallis with 7774 under his belt. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has 5421 runs in 117 innings, standing fifth in the list and Australia’s Dean Jones comes next with 5100 runs in 131 innings.

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