Virat Kohli Surpasses Sachin Tendulkar, becomes Fastest to Score 6000 ODI Runs at Home,

Virat Kohli, one of the greatest cricketers of all time, has achieved another milestone by becoming the fastest player to score 6000 ODI runs at home, surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Learn more about this incredible achievement by Kohli.

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Virat Kohli during ODI World Cup 2023 India vs South Africa 37th Match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Virat Kohli, the renowned Indian cricketer, continues to etch his name in the record books with his exceptional performances on the field. On Sunday, Kohli achieved yet another milestone by becoming the second men's cricketer to score 6,000 One Day International (ODI) runs in a single country, surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. In this article, we delve into Kohli's remarkable journey and highlight his record-breaking feat.


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Kohli's Steadfast Innings at Eden Gardens

Kohli's monumental achievement came during a match against South Africa at the iconic Eden Gardens. After Rohit Sharma's early dismissal, Kohli took charge of the innings and formed a crucial partnership with Shreyas Iyer. Despite a slow and slightly gripping track, Kohli showcased his resilience and skill, steering the team towards a formidable total.


Breaking Tendulkar's Record: Fastest to 6,000 ODI Runs at Home

Sachin Tendulkar, a cricketing legend, held the record for scoring the most ODI runs at home until Kohli's recent feat. Tendulkar amassed an impressive 6,976 runs from 164 ODIs, achieving the milestone in 145 innings. In contrast, Kohli reached the 6,000-run landmark in just 119 innings, making him the fastest men's cricketer to achieve this feat at home.

Comparatively, the third-highest run-scorer at home is Ricky Ponting, the former Australian captain, who accumulated 5,406 runs in 135 innings. Kohli's consistency and dominance in home matches solidify his stature as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.


Kohli's Prowess in Away Matches

While Kohli's records at home are remarkable, his performance in away matches is equally exceptional. Only four men's batters have scored over 5,000 runs in away ODIs, and Kohli stands second on that list with 5,336 runs. He is trailing only behind Kumar Sangakkara and has already surpassed Tendulkar's away run tally.

Maintaining an average of 55.58 in away ODIs, Kohli has proven his mettle on various foreign soils. His ability to adapt to different conditions and consistently deliver match-winning performances makes him a force to be reckoned with, irrespective of the playing field.


A Milestone Against South Africa

In addition to his record-breaking achievement at home, Kohli also surpassed the 3,000-run mark against South Africa across all formats. Tendulkar was the only other Indian batter to achieve this feat, accumulating 3,752 runs in 103 innings. However, Kohli accomplished this remarkable milestone in only 65 innings, further solidifying his position as one of the greatest cricketers of his generation.

Kohli's Birthday Records


Coincidentally, Kohli achieved both of these records on his 35th birthday. The significance of this milestone is heightened by the fact that it was the first time he scored more than two runs in an international innings on November 5. This remarkable feat adds another layer of celebration to Kohli's incredible career.

Kohli's Current Innings

As of now, Kohli is batting at 74 (90) with India going strong at 235/3. His contribution in this match against South Africa showcases his ability to consistently deliver exceptional performances and contribute significantly to the team's success. Fans and cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate every move Kohli makes on the field, as he continues to rewrite the record books.



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Virat Kohli's journey in international cricket has been nothing short of extraordinary. Breaking Sachin Tendulkar's long-standing records is a testament to Kohli's exceptional talent and unwavering dedication. His ability to score runs consistently, both at home and away, sets him apart as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the sport. As Kohli's career progresses, fans eagerly await the new milestones he will achieve and the records he will continue to shatter.

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