Virat Kohli reached the milestone of 13,000 ODI runs during his outstanding innings against Pakistan in the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup, making him the fifth male player to accomplish this feat. Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Sanath Jayasuriya, and Mahela Jayawardene were the other athletes to have achieved this milestone.
Tendulkar needed 321 innings while Kohli only needed 267, making him the player who reached the 13,000 run mark the fastest. While Jayasuriya reached the milestone in 416 innings, Ponting (341 innings) and Sangakkara (363 innings) also required more than 300 innings.
Stats of Quickest Century in ODI History
Among these five players, Kohli stands out as the only one with an ODI average of over 50. He is just two from matching Tendulkar’s record for the most ODI centuries with his 47 total ODI centuries.
Starting from a score of seven runs the day before the game, Kohli overcame an early review for a caught behind off Naseem Shah’s bowling. After that, he played well, teaming up with KL Rahul to take advantage of India’s strong start. To get to his half-century, Kohli needed 55 balls, and he only needed 29 more to reach his 47th ODI century. In the meantime, Rahul also reached his century, adding to India’s impressive total in Colombo.