21 June 2021 20:05

Virat Kohli goes past Ricky Ponting to create world record

Indian Captain Virat Kohli became the fastest cricketer to score 10,000 international runs across formats on home soil.

With this he has bettered former Australia captain Ricky Ponting’s record.

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Kohli got to the landmark when he scored his fifty in the series opener vs England.

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He now has 10002 runs in international cricket on home soil in 195 innings at an average of 61.74.

Ponting had taken 219 innings to score 10000 runs across formats on home soil.

The third in the list and also the only other Indian apart Kohli, is the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.

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Sachin had taken 223 innings to reach the milestone.

Cricketers such as Mahela Jayawardena, Kumar Sangakkara, and Jacques Kallis have also registered more than 10000 runs in international cricket on home soil.

However, none of them had done it in less than 200 innings like Kohli.

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