Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s Asia Cup century record.

During another superb ODI innings against Pakistan, Virat Kohli shattered a long-standing Sachin Tendulkar record.

Kohli completed 13,000 ODI runs against Pakistan in the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup, becoming the fifth player to achieve the feat in men’s ODIs.

Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Sanath Jayasuriya, and Mahela Jayawardene had all achieved the feat before him.

Quickest to 13,000 ODI runs
Player
Inns
Virat Kohli267
Sachin Tendulkar321
Ricky Ponting341
Kumar Sangakkara363
Sanath Jayasuriya416

While Tendulkar took 321 innings to reach the mark, Kohli has done so in 267 innings, making him the quickest to the mark. Ponting (341) and Sangakkara (363) both surpassed 300 innings, while Jayasuriya did so in 416 innings.

Kohli is also the only one of the five to average more than 50 points each game. Kohli is also only two ODI hundreds short of equaling Tendulkar’s record count of ODI tons.

Most runs in men’s ODIs
PlayerInnings
RunsAveHundreds
Sachin Tendulkar
452
1842644.8349
Kumar Sangakkara
380
1423441.9825
Ricky Ponting
365
1370442.0330
Sanath Jayasuriya
433
1343032.3628
Virat Kohli
267
1302457.6247

The No.3 batter began from his overnight score of seven, surviving an early review for caught behind off Naseem Shah’s over. Following that, he looked in fine form, partnering with a proactive KL Rahul to really highlight India’s strong start.

Kohli needed 55 balls to get his half-century, but only 29 more to reach his 47th ODI century. Meanwhile, Rahul reached his century, giving India a commanding total in Colombo.