Latest Cricket News – Indian captain Virat Kohli surpassed Sourav Ganguly’s total in ODI runs in addition to his record of scoring the most runs against the West Indies during his 120-run innings in the second ODI. Kohli broke the 26-year-old record of Pakistan’s Javed Miandad (1930 runs) as he completed his 19th run.
Javed Miandad’s record broken
Virat Kohli has now scored 2032 runs in 34 innings of 35 matches against the Caribbean team. This is the new record for completing 2000 runs in the shortest innings against any one country. Virat Kohli broke the record of his partner Rohit Sharma who achieved this position in 37 innings against Australia. Virat Kohli then completed his 42nd hundred off 112 balls, finishing the wait for the last 11 innings.
Ricky Ponting’s record broken
This is his eighth against the West Indies and his sixth century as captain, a record. Prior to Virat, former Australian batsman Ricky Ponting scored 5 centuries in his career as captain, 4 against New Zealand, 4 against England and 4 against India. Former South African explosive batsman AB de Villiers scored 4 centuries against India in his career as a captain.
Left behind by Sourav Ganguly
During his innings, Virat Kohli left behind Sourav Ganguly (11363). He now occupies the second position after Sachin Tendulkar (18426) in the list of batsmen who have scored the most runs in ODIs from India. Kohli now has 11406 runs in 238 matches to his name and has reached eighth position in the overall list.
Virat’s 8th century against the Windies
Virat Kohli played his first innings against the West Indies in the 2009 Champions Trophy in Johannesburg, in which he scored 79 runs. He has since scored 8 centuries in ODIs against the Caribbean team. His first century innings against this team was played in Visakhapatnam in 2011. Virat Kohli’s dominance against the West Indies can be gauged from the fact that he scored four consecutive centuries between July 2017 and October 2018.