Virat Kohli makes record-breaking look so easy and ahead of the India vs Afghanistan World Cup 2019 clash on Saturday he has another opportunity to shatter one. Virat Kohli, 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 Kohli has taken only 415 innings — 131 in Tests, 222 in ODIs, 62 in T20Is — to register 19,896 international runs, putting cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara’s current joint-record under threat. Sachin Tendulkar and Brian 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 world cricket at the moment, started his World Cup 2019 scoring a not so convincing 18 runs against South Africa in India’s inaugural match. He however then lived up to his reputation and scored 82 against World Cup defenders Australia 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. Kohli, who has led India to a positive start in the World Cup 2019, achieved the feat in the match against Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester.
India is currently 4th in the World Cup 2019 points table having 7 points with a cent percent win record and one washed off game against New Zealand. The great form of Indian openers has not allowed Virat more than 35 overs to pace his innings in this World Cup. Yet the opportunities that Indian Skipper got he made most of it by contributing with his bat.