When the 3rd ODI began, Kohli needed 63 runs to pass Jayawardene. The Sri Lankan legend had 12650 runs under his belt, while the Indian batting superstar had 12,588.
Soon into the batting action, Virat Kohli reached yet another milestone in his illustrious cricketing career on Sunday in Trivandrum when he passed the 62-run threshold. With his performance against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli passed the legendary Mahela Jayawardene on the list of ODI batters with the most runs scored. Jayawardene drops to sixth place, with Kohli moving up to the number 5 spot.
Sachin Tendulkar, who has 18426 runs to his name in the format, is at the top of the list. Currently, Kohli is behind players like Kumar Sangakkara (14234 runs), Ricky Ponting (13704 runs), and Sanath Jayasuriya (13430 runs).