Virat Kohli continued to pile on the records in one-day cricket as he became the quickest batsman to reach 7000 runs during the third ODI against Australia at Melbourne on Sunday.
In the 10th over bowled by James Faulkner, Kohli glanced a full ball on leg stump to fine leg for a boundary to bring up the landmark, in the process joining an illustrious list.
Kohli became the fastest batsman to reach 7000 runs in ODIs. He achieved his landmark in his 169th match and in his 161st innings, breaking the previous record set by South Africa’s AB de Villiers who achieved it in his 166th innings and in his 172nd match. De Villiers also went past the landmark against Australia during the ODI in Perth in November 2014.
The dashing right-hander sits on top of the pile in ODIs, beating the likes of legends like Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Jacques Kallis, Ricky Ponting and Rahul Dravid.