Virat Kohli breaks another record on day one of the fourth Test against England at The Oval cricket ground. The Indian captain became the fastest player ever to reach 23,000 runs in international cricket. Kohli is currently in England for the five-match Test series. While playing in the fourth Test match he came to bat early as the wickets started felling down so early for India.
Virat Kohli was at the crease in just 13.5 overs when India was 28 for 2. Kohli came to the crease with just four runs short of this landmark of becoming the fastest player to reach 23,000 international runs in cricket. After playing 12 balls, he was off the mark with a boundary in the 13th. This boundary created history as Indian team captain breaks the record of the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar of moving to 23,000 runs in lesser innings.
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Earlier this record was with Indian legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar as he reached this landmark in 522 innings. But the 32-year-old Indian star batsman took only 490 innings to reach this milestone. Former Australian captain and batsman Ricky Ponting is in the third position in this list having played 544 innings to reach this tally. Kohli is now in the 7th position in the category of batsman with the most runs in international cricket. He has the highest batting average (above 55) as compared to all the batsmen who are in this group of most runs.
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