Virat Kohli smashed record at will during the second ODI game against the West Indies at the Queens Park Oval in Port of Spain. From beating Javed Miandad's 26-year-old record to overtaking Sourav Ganguly, Kohli had a belter while registering his 42nd ODI century which was also his first in five months of international cricket. The Indian skipper is India's second-highest run-scorer in international cricket and is only behind Sachin Tendulkar. India vs West Indies Live Cricket Score 2nd ODI 2019 Match.
Kohli now has scored 11406 ODI runs for India and is only second to Tendulkar in the list for most ODI runs ever scored by an Indian in international cricket. The 30-year-old cricketer reached the milestone in his 238th innings. Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, who Kohli overtook, had scored 11221 ODI runs in 308 games. Virat Kohli Breaks Javed Miandad’s 26-Year-Old Record of Most ODI Runs Scored against West Indies during IND vs WI 2nd ODI Match.
The current Indian skipper started the game at Port of Spain on 11, 331 ODI runs and reached the feat with a single off West Indies skipper Jason Holder in the 32nd over. Kohli first smashed Holder for a boundary on the off-side to equal Ganguly before nudging the fourth delivery of the four to long to overtake his predecessor and add another fresh feather to his already illustrious hat. Kohli was batting on 80 then.
He went on to record a breath-taking century to make his first ODI hundred in over five months and century number 42 in ODI cricket. His last century before this came against Australia in Ranchi on March 8, 2019. Kohli has since scored five half-centuries (all in CWC 2019) before his latest century. The 30-year-old cricketer was eventually dismissed on 120 runs from 125 deliveries that comprised of 14 fours and a big six.
Sachin Tendulkar currently leads India’s ODI run-scoring list and has 18426 runs in 463 ODI games. Kohli and Ganguly are on second and third respectively, while Rahul Dravid (10768 runs in 340 games) and MS Dhoni (10599 runs in 347 games) complete the top five. Kohli is also eighth in the list of all-time top ODI run-scorers with Tendulkar leading the illustrious list.