Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Credits: Twitter)

Former India captain Virat Kohli will have the opportunity to match Sourav Ganguly and former Australia captain Ricky Ponting’s elite ODI record in India vs. Bangladesh’s 2nd ODI game.

At the series opener on Sunday in Mirpur, Team India was humiliated by a one-wicket loss as Bangladesh successfully chased down 187 with 24 balls remaining thanks to a brave partnership between Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman for the tenth wicket.

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Virat Kohli
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When India plays Bangladesh in the second ODI on Wednesday, they will try to bounce back from the difficult loss and tie the series there. Former India captain Virat Kohli will have the opportunity to tie the elite ODI record of Sourav Ganguly and former Australia captain, Ricky Ponting, during the game. He needs 21 more runs to accomplish two incredible ODI achievements.

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Virat Kohli (PC-Getty Images)

Kohli has scored 979 runs in 17 games and is just 21 runs short of reaching the milestone of 1000 runs in ODI cricket in Bangladesh. Five centuries and three fifties were included in the run total, which had an average of 75.30. After Sri Lanka’s legendary Kumar Sangakkara, who made 1045 runs in 21 games, Kohli will have the opportunity to pass 1000 ODI runs in Bangladesh on Wednesday.

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Virat Kohli will be tied alongside Australia legend Ponting:

He will become the fifth batsman in the history of cricket to reach the milestone if he succeeds, having scored 1000 or more runs in three different foreign nations. Alongside Australia great Ponting, Sri Lanka greats Aravinda de Silva and Arjuna Ranatunga, and former India captain Sourav Ganguly, he will be tied for third place. Sourav Ganguly.

Ricky Ponting, Australia
Ricky Ponting (Image Credit: Twitter)

Overall, India’s batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most countries with five 1000-plus run totals, followed by Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene (4).

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has been remarkable with the bat. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The other two nations in which Kohli amassed 1000 runs or more were Australia (1327 runs in 29 matches) and England (1349 runs in 33 matches).

In the most recent game, Kohli only managed to score 9 runs in 15 balls, so he’ll be eager to put up big runs as Team India, captained by Rohit Sharma, tries to win the series.

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