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Kohli breaks Sachin’s record, becomes fastest to 11,000 ODI runs

 Sports Desk

 Published: 12:53 PM, 17 June 2019   Updated: 12:56 PM, 17 June 2019

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India captain Virat Kohli became the fastest player to reach 11,000 one-day international runs after scoring a fine half-century in Sunday’s World Cup clash against Pakistan.

The 30-year-old took only 222 innings to achieve the record, and broke the record of compatriot and batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who had reached the milestone in 276 innings in 2002. 

Kohli, who was also the fastest to 10,000 runs - a milestone he achieved in October last year - is the third Indian and ninth international batsman to join the elite list.

The India captain, in his 230th ODI, made 77 off 65 deliveries - his 92nd 50-plus score since making his debut against Sri Lanka in 2008. 

He reached the 11,000 milestone with a boundary off Pakistan paceman Hasan Ali in the 45th over of the Indian innings at Old Trafford. The star batsman hit seven fours in his innings before being caught behind off Pakistan quick Mohammad Amir on a bouncer.

“Virat’s consistency is just ridiculous. The ultimate yardstick for batting greatness,” former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar wrote on Twitter.