After surpassing former West Indies captain Chris Gayle’s record of 2,942 runs, Virat Kohli became the first batsman in history to score more than 3,000 in ICC limited-overs matches (ODIs & T20Is).
As he reached 3000 runs in ICC white-ball competitions on Sunday during the ODI World Cup match against New Zealand in Dharamsala, former India captain Virat Kohli added another feather to his cap.
In the ODI and T20I formats, Kohli became the first batsman in history to surpass the 3,000 run threshold after surpassing former West Indies captain Chris Gayle’s record of 2,942 runs.
Soon after, at the HPCA in Dharamsala, Kohli reached his 69th fifty in an ODI to spearhead India’s pursuit of 274. He also surpassed Rohit Sharma, the skipper, to become the World Cup’s highest run scorer.
Before joining the list and eventually surpassing the Hitman, Rohit scored 46 in the game to become the first hitter in this edition to reach 300 runs.
In five ODIs so far in this World Cup, Rohit has amassed 311 runs, including a century and fifty-five. In the tournament, he is averaging little over 62.
In contrast, Kohli has amassed a hundred and three fifty wickets during India’s campaign and appears ready to reach another hundred in Dharamshala.
With 294 runs from 4 ODIs at 98, the Indian pair passed Pakistani wicketkeeper Muhammad Rizwan, who had been at the top of the list for a few days. In contrast, Kohli’s average right now is over 157.
With five wickets lost, India’s hopes of winning again lay on Kohli’s shoulders. However, the chasemaster is in the midst, using the bat to work his magic once more.
Prior to this, India had won the toss and chosen to field first, and Mohammad Shami’s five wicket haul had enabled them to bowl out New Zealand for 273 in fifty overs.
After taking several five-fors (2) in ODI World Cups, Shami became the first bowler from India.
Following Rachin Ravindra’s 75 runs to help the Blackcaps win, Daryl Mitchell achieved his third ODI century and finished with a career-high total of 130.