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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Virat Kohli becomes fastest player to score 5000 runs in ODIs

Indian star batsman Virat Kohli became the fastest player to score 5000 runs in One day international cricket in the match against the West Indies at Kochi today. Virat becomes the joint record holder for the fastest to achieve 5000 runs in ODIs. Both the batsman took 114 innings to achieve the feat.

Kohli reached 5000 runs in 120 matches whereas Viv Richards took 126 matches.

He overtook Saurav Ganguly's record as the fastest Indian batsman to reach 5000 runs too.

The first 10 batsman to reach 5000 runs early in ODIs is as follows

Viv Richards (114 innings)
Virat Kohli (114 innings)
Brian Lara (118 innings)
Gordon Greenidge (121 innings)
AB de Villiers (124 innings)
Dean Jones (128 innings)
Graeme Smith  (131 innings)
Matthew Hayden (133 innings)
Michael Bevan (135 innings)
MS Dhoni (135 innings)

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