India’s blistering batsman, Virat Kohli, is currently the best player of modern-day cricket. The top-order batsman achieved one more feat. He became the fastest batsman to reach the exceptional feat of 12,000 ODI runs.
Kohli registered this prominent feat during the final ODI match against Australia at Manuka Oval. He exceeded Sachin Tendulkar to become the fastest to reach the milestone. Virat completed 12,000 ODI runs in 242 innings whereas Tendulkar accomplished this feat in 300 innings. As the Indian skipper touched this landmark, congratulatory wishes started flowing from the whole cricket fraternity.
Considering all the tweets, one wish that captured the attention of the fans on social media was made by Yadav. There were thoughts of bitterness between Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav. The duo was involved in a sledging incident in the just-concluded 13th edition of the IPL.
The Mumbai batsman sincerely displayed his admiration for Kohli. Yadav complimented the Indian skipper for reaching the milestone of 12000 runs via his official Twitter handle.
Virat’s innings in the third ODI against Australia came to an end in the 32nd over. Virat got out by Josh Hazlewood after scoring 63 runs in 78 balls. His knock included five boundaries at a strike rate of 80.77.
Micheal Vaughan calls Virat the best ODI batsman
Praising Kohli, ex-England captain Michael Vaughan called him the best ODI batsman. Now, the Indian skipper becomes the second-highest run-scorer in ODI cricket for India. Sachin Tendulkar is still leading the list with 18,426 runs from 463 matches.
India has lost seven consecutive ODIs in the leadership of Kohli. If the visitors had lost the final ODI at Canberra as well, Virat would have bagged an unwanted feat. Kohli would have become the Indian captain to lose most ODIs on the loop.
In the last ODI match, Jadeja and Pandya zipped 150 runs+ partnership for the sixth wicket. The Indian bowling unit had a different look, and it did perform way better compared to the first two games.
Shardul Thakur was the highest wicket-taker for India with three dismissals. Both Bumrah and Natarajan grabbed two wickets each. With this, India can finally calm down as their pacer Bumrah managed to find his rhythm and consistency.
The men in blue put up a massive score of 302 runs by the end of 50 overs. Hardik Pandya smashed unbeaten 92 runs off 76 balls whereas Jadeja remained not out with 66 runs in 50 deliveries. Australia could not reach the target, and the hosts lost the game by 13 runs.