London: Indian skipper and star cricketer Virat Kohli is on the verge of making yet another record and breaking one of master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar. As Virat is to face New Zealand on Thursday and once he makes a score of 57 runs, he will be surpassing the legendary former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar completing 11,000 runs in ODIs.
With this record being made, Kohli will be the third Indian batsman to make a score of 11,000 runs in ODI and the eight batsmen in the world to reach this milestone. Sachin is holding the first position in India with 18,426 runs and Sourav Ganguly is the second with 11,363 runs. However, if this is possible for Kohli to achieve this feat of 11,000 runs in his 222nd ODI then he will become the quickest batsman to make this score and in that case, he will be breaking Tendulkar’s record who had achieved this mark in 276 innings.
Well, the list of feats to be achieved with the much-awaited 57 runs does not end here. If Kohli succeeds in making these runs then he will also become the sixth highest scoring Indian batsman at World Cups which position is currently being occupied by the recently retired batsman Yuvraj Singh. At present, Virat Kohli has scored a total of 687 runs in 19 innings at the World Cup which comprises of two centuries and two half-centuries.
India so far has played two matches in the World Cup and Kohli has been able to score 18 and 82 runs in the matches, respectively. Now that India is facing New Zealand on 13 June, Kohli is eyeing to make a good score to both settle his team in the better side and at the same time break some remarkable records as well.
The match between the two countries, India and Zealand is going to be one of high voltage matches with both the teams tasting victory in their last matches played in the championship. India has so far played 2 matches and New Zealand played 3 matches and they both have won their matches.