Virat Kohli becomes first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a decade


NEW DELHI: Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday added yet another feather in his cap as he became the first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a single decade.

Kohli has scored 20,502 runs in all formats out of which he has scored 20,018 from 2010 onwards.

Earlier, Australia's former skipper Ricky Ponting held the record for scoring most international runs in a decade with 18,962 runs to his credit in the 2000s.

Former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis is on the third position with 16,777 runs in the 2000s.

Former Sri Lankan players Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara are on the 4th and 5th position with 16,304 and 15,999 runs respectively.

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is on the sixth position with 15,962 runs in the 2000s.

Kohli had made his debut for India in the IDO side in 2008 and forayed into the Test and T20I formats in 2010.


With inputs from ANI

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