ENG vs IND 2018, 3rd ODI: Virat Kohli Becomes Quickest to 3000-Run as Captain

Published - 17 Jul 2018, 08:33 PM | Updated - 10 Jan 2019, 01:34 AM

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Virat Kohli continues his dream run as Indian captain. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

India skipper Virat Kohli has become the quickest to scale the 3000-run mark as a captain in the ODI cricket.

In fact, Virat Kohli consistency has reached new heights since he has taken over the reins of captaincy.

Kohli took just 49 innings to reach the personal milestone as a captain. Furthermore, Kohli was also the fastest to the landmark of 1000 and 2000 runs as the skipper of the side. The talismanic right-hander had taken only 17 innings and 36 innings to reach the 1000 and 2000 ODI run mark, respectively.

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Virat Kohli continues his dream run as Indian captain. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli continues to yields runs as Indian skipper.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli bettered the record of his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate, AB de Villiers. The former South African linchpin had taken 60 innings to get to the 3000-run mark in ODIs as Proteas skipper.

On the other hand, the former skipper, MS Dhoni took 70 innings to complete 3000 runs as an Indian captain. Moreover, Sourav Ganguly took four innings more than his successor.

Former South African captain Graeme Smith and Pakistan skipper Misbah Ul-Haq took 83 innings each to get to the milestone.

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Furthermore, ex-Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya and Australia’s captain Ricky Ponting completed their 3000 runs as captain in 84 innings.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is the most consistent batsman in the modern era. In fact, his batting average has improved after he was given the extra responsibility to hold the bridle of Indian captaincy.

Meanwhile, at Leeds India have got off to a slow start, as England bowlers were able to get the ball to move in perfect conditions for the seam bowling. Rohit Sharma failed to rotate the strike. Thus, the right-hander succumbed to pressure, as he played a lofted shot straight to Mark Wood at the deep square leg boundary. However, the series is tied at 1-1.


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