Virat Kohli is the latest warrior in cricket who followed the shoes of Dravid and Sachin, and recently reached the milestone of scoring more than 20,000 international runs ICC World Cup 2019. Winning the hearts of million fans and living up to their expectations, Kohli today rightfully earned the tag of No.1 ODI batsman.
It was like his impressive batting helped India stand out among her other competitors in the World Cup. With his keen guidance and relentless assistance, Team India won 4 of the 5 matches, along with a washout sit in a relaxed position which helped her easily qualify for the semi-finals.
The latest game against West Indies, however, looked dicey, and everyone assumed that India would not secure a win. However, with Kohli by her side, India had nothing to worry about as he secured 20,000 international runs.
He began the match, which required 37 runs to get past 20,000 across all there formats and within a section of time he accomplished it. After playing 376 innings, and 417 matches, Kohli is ready to catch up and become the third Indian Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.
In this season, Kohli contributed to four half-centuries along with 311 runs for his team and beat the likes of Tendulkar, Ponting, and Lara, by hitting the 20,000-run mark.
Earlier in the WC, Kohli surpassed the 11,000-run mark in ODI cricket – becoming as the fastest, as well as the youngest batsman to acquire as many runs. Till now he has played 77 Tests and 67 T20Is along with 231 ODI matches (eliminating the continuing game against West Indies). From those specific matches itself, he has earned 11,087, 6613, and 2263 runs correspondingly in the 3 formats. Thus, his title was rightfully earned and fans are looking forward to him pushing India towards a win in the ICC World Cup 2019.