After India skipper Virat Kohli surpassed Sourav Ganguly’s record of runs in ODI, former India skipper Ganguly was all praise for the 30-year-old “master class in one day cricket”.
On Sunday at the Queen’s Park Oval, the Men in Blue registered a comprehensive win over West Indies in a rain-affected second ODI.
India defeated West Indies by 59 runs (DLS method), thus taking an unassailable 1-0 lead in the three-match rubber, the final of which will be played on Wednesday at the same venue. Notably, the first ODI between the two teams got washed out due to rain in Guyana.
In the second ODI, Kohli scored 120 runs off 125 balls as he went past skipper Sourav Ganguly tally of 11,363 runs in the list of leading run-getters in ODI cricket.
The 30-year-old has now 11,406 runs at 59.91 in 238 matches and is currently at the eighth spot in the list topped by legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar who compiled 18,426 runs in 463 matches.
Soon after Kohli broke his record, Ganguly tweeted: “Virat Kohli another master class in one day cricket…what a player.”
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) August 11, 2019
During the course of his 120-run knock, Kohli hit 15 boundaries and a six.
(With inputs from IANS)