Virat Kohli Overtakes Rahul Dravid To Become Third Highest Run-Scorer For India In ODIs
Indian skipper Virat Kohli became third highest run-scorer for India in the ODI format as he went past legend Rahul Dravid on the list.
Kohli achieved the record during the third ODI of the series against Australia, where he played an innings of 123. Before the start of ODI, Kohli had 10816 runs his account and was 74 runs away from overtaking Dravid.
As soon he took a single off Nathan Lyon in the 28th over, Kohli took over Dravid, who played his last ODI in 2011 on the tour of England.
The Indian skipper is now only behind Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly on the list of most runs in ODIs for India.
Tendulkar, also the highest run-scorer in the history of Tests and ODIs, scored 18426 ODI runs at 44.83.
Ganguly scored 11363 runs and Kohli is in line to take over the former Indian captain soon.
Though, he will still need few years to get close to Tendulkar’s record and go past the Master Blaster.
During his innings today, Kohli took another step in nearing Tendulkar’s record of 49 ODI centuries.
Now Kohli has 42 ODI hundreds alongside his name and he is soon expected to take over Tendulkar.
Last year, Kohli had become the quickest batsmen to score 10,000 ODI runs and he looks set to break another record of Tendulkar soon.
Meanwhile, his efforts, today, were not enough to see India win the match.
Apart from him, no other batsman could really stand against Australian bowlers ad India failed to chase down a target of 314.
Men in Blue had worst started with both the openers back in the pavilion before the completion of five overs.
The quick wicket of Ambati Rayudu added to the woes of the Indian team.
The Indian captain did his best to finish off the things but the best he could do was to stretch the score past 200, where from Vijay Shankar and Ravindra Jadeja had the responsibility.
Shankar batted well for his 32 off 30 but was dismissed while he was looking to clear the fence off Nathan Lyon.
India are currently leading the series 2-1 and would hope to seal the series with a win in Mohali.
Australia will eye yet another win in the series and keep the series alive till the final ODI that will be played in Delhi next week.