Virat Kohli Puts Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara's Record Under Threat

Updated: 22 June 2019 12:39 IST

India vs Afghanistan: Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara achieved the record in 453 innings.

Virat Kohli Puts Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara
India vs Afghanistan: Virat Kohli makes record breaking look easy © AFP

Virat Kohli makes record breaking look easy and ahead of the India vs Afghanistan World Cup 2019 clash on Saturday he has put another one on the line. Virat Kohli, yet to score a century in the World Cup 2019, is only 104 runs away from becoming the fastest to score 20,000 international runs. Virat Kohli has taken only 415 innings -- 131 in Tests, 222 in ODIs, 62 in T20Is -- to register 19,896 international runs, putting cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara's current joint-record under threat. Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara achieved the record in 453 innings while former Australia captain Ricky Ponting took 468 innings to complete 20,000 international runs.

Kohli, arguably the finest batsman in world cricket at the moment, started his World Cup 2019 scoring a mere 18 runs against South Africa in India's inaugural match. He however then lived up to his billing and scored 82 against holders Australia before scoring 77 runs against arch-rivals Pakistan.

At the World Cup 2019, Kohli already became the fastest to score 11,000 One-day International (ODI) runs, breaking Tendulkar's record in the process.

Kohli, who has led India to a positive start in the World Cup 2019, achieved the feat in the match against Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester.

India are currently fourth in the World Cup 2019 points table with a cent percent win record and one washed off game against New Zealand.

The World Cup 2019 has not been a happy outing for many of the teams as it has been badly affected by rain, with two matches abandoned and one rained out after a few overs were bowled.

Highlights
  • Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara achieved the record in 453 innings
  • Virat Kohli makes record breaking look easy
  • Kohli is arguably the finest batsman in world cricket at the moment
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