Virat Kohli In Line To Break Another Stunning Record
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ICC World Cup 2018: Virat Kohli In Line To Break Sachin Tendulkar And Brian Lara’s Joint Record

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Credit: Getty Images

Indian National Cricket Team have made a stunning start to their ICC World Cup 2019 campaign winning three of the four games while one was a washout. Skipper Virat Kohli has made a good start scoring two fifties while the century is yet to come in this World Cup. The talismanic run-scorer has made record-breaking look effortless and is on the verge of breaking another one during the game against Afghanistan on Saturday.

Kohli on the verge of breaking another record

The Men in Blues will miss two star cricketers in their next game. While Shikhar Dhawan is out of the World Cup with a thumb injury, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is out for eight days owing to a hamstring pull. However, it won’t be a problem for Virat Kohli & Co as they have enough firepower in their ranks to fill the void. The management has named Rishabh Pant as the replacement of injured Shikhar Dhawan while Mohammed Shami will slot in the playing XI in place of Bhuvneshwar. India will look to secure another convincing win to go one step closer to the semifinals.

ICC World Cup 2018: Virat Kohli In Line To Break Sachin Tendulkar And Brian Lara's Joint Record
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Meanwhile, Virat Kohli who recently became the fastest batsman to scale 11000 ODI runs is on the verge breaking another stellar record. The top-ranked ODI batsman is only 104 runs away from becoming the fastest to score 20,000 international runs. Kohli has taken only 415 innings — 131 in Tests, 222 in ODIs, 62 in T20Is — to register 19,896 international runs, putting Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara’s current joint-record under threat. Tendulkar and Lara reached the landmark in 453 innings. Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting sits next achieving the record in 468 innings.

Virat Kohli will aim to register his first century of this World Cup against the minnows Afghanistan on June 22 at Southampton before getting into the business end of the tournament.

 

Ankush Das

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