India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli sets a benchmark for other players to follow, completing 11,000 career runs owing to a spectacular performance in the India vs Pakistan match today, June 16, setting a new world record for the fastest player to reach 11,000 runs. He has broken the record previously held by Sachin Tendulkar, reaching this milestone 222 innings in contrast with Tendulkar’s 276 innings. Ricky Ponting reached this goal in 286 innings while Sourav Gganguly taking 288 innings to do so. Kohli managed to make history at Old Trafford in England. He is now the third Indian to reach this impressive goal and the ninth cricketer overall.
Kohli also holds the record for the fastest to reach 10,000 ODI runs, completing the daunting task in his 205th innings against West Indies on October 24, 2018. Kohli managed to miss a good opportunity to reach the 11,000 run milestone in India’s last match against New Zealand which was called off due to an unexpected downpour. His brilliant performance in today’s match has put India one step closer to victory.
Like many other matches before, the weather has played a spoiled-sport yet again, halting the match. Previously, a total of 3 matches have been washed out due to the rains.