Kohli 358 Matches – 19,ooo Runs | Tendulkar 664 Matches – 34,357 Runs
“At This rate Kohli will have to play 648 Matches in total to cross Sachin Tendulkar’s total runs in International Cricket. That said: Kohli will have to play 36 matches every year for next 8 years and keep scoring @53 per match” – Anubhav Saxena __
Indian captain Virat Kohli completed 19,000 runs in international cricket during his 23 runs knock against Australia in Sydney Test
Virat Kohli failed to impress his fans with his batting as he was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood for 23 on Day 1 of the 4th Test in Sydney against Australia.
However, the Indian skipper has bagged another major record to his name as he became the fastest to reach 19000 international runs, again surpassing his idol Sachin Tendulkar.
The Indian captain broke several records in 2018 and has started off the new year with another big one.
The Indian captain has bettered Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, and Ricky Ponting to become the fastest player to 19,000 runs in international cricket. When the Indian skipper reached 11 at the SCG on Thursday, it marked his 19,000th run across Test, ODI and T20I cricket. In just his 399th innings, it made him the fastest player to achieve that feat in cricket history.
Tendulkar (432), Lara (433) and Ponting (444) were all markedly slower to 19,000 runs.
Kohli’s run-haul is comprised of 10,232 in ODIs, 2167 in T20I and 6613 in Tests (as of tea on day one of the fourth Test).