Virat Kohli storms past AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni to break another ODI record

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Kohli became the fastest to 3000 one-day international runs as captain, taking just 49 innings to get to the mark. The record was earlier held by AB de Villiers, who had reached the milestone in 60 innings. MS Dhoni, who handed over the Indian captaincy reins to Kohli, had got to 3000 ODI runs in 70 innings.Kohli, who first led India in an ODI in 2013, was playing in his 52nd ODI as captain. He loves leading from the front. As many as 13 of his 35 ODI hundreds have come as captain.Virat Kohli had a sensational tour of South Africa, where he scored 871 runs across formats. In the ODIs, he scored 558 runs including three hundreds. He was then once again among the runs in the three-match ODI series in England – Kohli made a fluent 75 in the first match which India won at Old Trafford before scoring 45 in the second at Lord’s. in the series-decider, Kohli walked in after Rohit Sharma was dismissed cheaply. After a watchful start, Kohli unleashed a flurry of shots in an attempt to put the pressure back on England.

Virat Kohli helped India recover from an early setback. The left-handed Dhawan was run out for 44 but by then the pair had added 71 for the second wicket.Kohli also went past the 700-run mark in 2018 in only nine ODIs. Three other batsmen (Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy and Joe Root) have scored more than 700 ODI runs this year but they have played more matches than Virat Kohli.Kohli was eventually dismissed for a 72-ball 71 when he was beaten by Adil Rashid’s leg-spin. In nine ODIs so far this year, he has scored 749 runs.Incidentally, Kohli was also the fastest to 1000 and 2000 ODI runs as captain.

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