Kohli becomes fastest cricketer to score 12000 ODI runs

India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday became the fastest cricketer to score 12,000 ODI runs, breaking a record held by legendary compatriot Sachin Tendulkar.

Kohli reached the milestone during the third and final match against Australia in the last ODI series.

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Kohli, who needed 23 runs for the landmark coming into the match, reached the figure in his 242nd innings when he took a single off Sean Abbott in the 13th over of India’s essay.

In comparison, it took Tendulkar 300 innings to get there. The 32-year-old Indian captain was playing in his 251st ODI and averages close to 60 in the format with 43 hundred and 59 half-centuries. He made his debut in 2008. On Wednesday, he was dismissed for a 78-ball 63, caught behind by Alex Carey after edging a Josh Hazlewood delivery.

Tendulkar scored 18426 runs from 463 ODIs between 1989 and 2012 at an average of 44.83 with the help of 49 hundred and 96 half-centuries.

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