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Team India may have lost the series against Australia, but captain Virat Kohli has set another record in the third ODI being played on Wednesday. Kohli set the record for the fastest 12 thousand runs as soon as he scored 23 runs in the match. In this case, he has surpassed Sachin Tendulkar.
Sachin played 309 matches to score 12 thousand runs. At the same time, Kohli took this record to his name 58 matches before Sachin. Earlier, Virat also broke the record of making the fastest 10 thousand by Kohli. Kohli has so far scored 12,040 runs in 251 ODIs at an average of around 60.
Kohli scored 63 runs in the match. He also missed a chance to match Australia’s Ricky Ponting’s record. If Kohli had scored a century in the match, he would have matched Australia’s Ricky Ponting’s 71 international century. Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most international centuries.
If Kohli had scored a century in this match, he would have also equaled Tendulkar’s record of scoring the most centuries against Australia in ODIs. Tendulkar has scored 9 centuries against Australia in ODIs. Whereas, Kohli and Rohit Sharma scored 8-8 centuries. At number four in this list is former West Indies cricketer Desmond Haynes. He has scored 6 centuries.
Kohli is the second Indian to join the club of 12 thousand
Earlier, Kohli also holds the record for fastest 8000 runs, 9000 runs, 10,000 runs and 11,000 runs in ODIs. Sachin has scored the most runs in ODIs. Kohli became the sixth batsman to score 12 thousand runs in ODIs. He also became the second Indian to join the club of 12 thousand.