New Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday became the fastest to score 15,000 runs in international cricket, achieving the feat in 333 innings pushing South African batsman Hashim Amla, who did so in 336 innings, to the second place.
Kohli continued his fine form in the ongoing Sri Lankan series with a brilliant 82 runs in the one-off T20 international in Colombo that paved way for India’s impressive seven-wicket win.
Sri Lanka had set a target of 171 for the visitors.
En route his knock, Kohli also became the 33rd player to complete 15,000 international runs but is the only one to average above 50 while doing so.
Playing his 50th T20I against Sri Lanka, Kohli made it count with a blistering half-century. No player has scored more runs than him in their first 50 T20Is. The knock also brought up his 1000 T20I runs while chasing.
In fact, Kohli now has most runs in T20l chases, going past now-retired New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum’s tally of 1006 runs.
Kohli‘s record against Sri Lanka in T20Is has been phenomenal. He has scored consecutive fifties, including the one on Wednesday, in the last four T20Is against the islanders.
The win meant India remained unbeaten on tour, sweeping the Test (3-0) and ODI (5-0) series before winning the one-off T20I on Wednesday to wrap it up in style with a 9-0 scoreline.