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Virat Kohli surpasses Jacques Kallis in ODI run-scorers list, six steps away from summit

Run machine Virat Kohli has scored as many as 11609 runs in ODI cricket as of now.

SNS | New Delhi |

India beat West Indies by four wickets on Sunday to clinch the series 2-1 and end the series on a high. The hero of the win was none other than skipper Virat Kohli who played a crucial 85 run knock in the run chase. During the course of the innings, Virat Kohli became the sixth highest run-getter in One Day International Cricket. Virat surpassed South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis. Virat is now 30 runs ahead of Kallis.

Kohli surpasses Kallis

Run machine Virat Kohli has scored as many as 11609 runs in ODI cricket as of now. Virat scored these many runs in as many as 241 matches and he is in fact 30 runs ahead of Kallis. The South African great had managed 11579 runs in his ODI career. However, Kallis had taken 314 innings to reach there.

Six steps away from reaching the summit

As soon as Virat surpassed Kallis in the Cuttack ODI, he became the seventh-highest run-getter in ODI Cricket. Virat is only the second Indian in top 7 after Sachin Tendulkar who had scored 18426 runs in his illustrious career.

Chase master to the rescue yet again

Virat has earned the title of chase master for himself. He just loves having a score in front of him. The series-deciding ODI match against West Indies on Sunday was another example of how brilliant a chaser he is.

In chases of 300 plus runs, like the one in the Cuttack ODI, Virat is all the more lethal. He such chases he has scored 993 runs in 10 innings at an average of 141.85. This includes 7 hundreds and a half-century.

 

Top 10 run scorers in ODI Cricket

Player ODI runs
Sachin Tendulkar 18426
Kumar Sangakkara 14234
Ricky Ponting 13704
Sanath Jayasuriya 13430
Mahela Jayawardene 12650
Inzamam ul Haq 11739
Virat Kohli 11609
Jacques Kallis 11579
Sourav Ganguly 11363
Rahul Dravid 10889