New Delhi: Virat Kohli surpassed legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest batsman in the history of cricket to score 26,000 international runs.
Prior to the World Cup match against Bangladesh in Pune, Kohli had 25,923 runs from 566 innings across 510 matches. He hit a six to break the record in spectacular fashion by smashing a six.
Only four cricketers including Kohli have earned the privilege of achieving the remarkable milestone of 26,000 runs or more. Legendary Tendulkar has scored 34,357 runs and trailing close is Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, who amassed an impressive 28,016 runs. The third one is former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who scored 27,483 runs during his career.