The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has now made it a habit of breaking records and ahead of the India vs Afghanistan World Cup 2019 match on Saturday he is expected to achieve another milestone. He is yet to score a century in the World Cup 2019, is only 104 runs away from becoming the fastest to score 20,000 international runs.
Virat has taken only 415 innings — 131 in Tests, 222 in ODIs, 62 in T20Is — to register 19,896 international runs, putting the legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara’s current joint-record under threat. Sachin and Lara achieved the record in 453 innings while former Australia captain Ricky Ponting took 468 innings to complete 20,000 international runs.
Kohli, arguably the finest batsman in modern-day cricket at the moment, started his World Cup 2019 scoring a mere 18 runs against South Africa in India’s inaugural match. However, he arrived at the party in the game against Australia when he scored 82 before scoring 77 runs against arch-rivals Pakistan.
At the World Cup 2019, Kohli already became the fastest to score 11,000 One-day International (ODI) runs, breaking Tendulkar’s record in the process. He has led India to a positive start in the World Cup 2019 and surpassed the 11k milestone in the match against Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester. India is currently fourth in the World Cup 2019 points table with a cent percent win record and one washed off game against New Zealand.
The World Cup 2019 has not been a happy outing for quite a few teams as it has been badly affected by rain, with two matches abandoned and one rained out after a few overs were bowled. India will be locking horns with Afghanistan on double-header Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.