Virat Kohli surpasses Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most years with 1000 runs in ODIs.

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On Thursday, November 2, Virat Kohli passed Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma as the third Indian batsman to reach 1000 runs in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in 2023. In the 50-over format this year, he also became the fourth batter to reach the 1000-run milestone. Behind Rohit, Gill, and Pathum Nissanka.

Kohli scored 1000 runs in a calendar year for the 8th time

In his 23rd game of 2023, Kohli reached the milestone. Meanwhile, the 34-year-old surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most ODI years with 1000 runs. Eight times in his career, Kohli has scored a thousand runs in a calendar year. In 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2023.

However, Sachin scored more than a thousand runs seven times (1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, and 2007). In the famous Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, during the World Cup 2023 match against Sri Lanka, Kohli scored the 34 runs he required to reach the milestone.

With the exception of his duck against England at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow, Kohli has been outstanding. At the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune, India defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets. Thanks to the undefeated hundred from the Delhi-born batsman.

The Men in Blue defeated Tom Latham’s New Zealand side by four wickets at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Pune after he made 95 runs.

In addition, Kohli amassed solid half-centuries against Australia and Afghanistan. Virat also just reached the milestone of 26000 runs in international cricket, joining Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara, and Ricky Ponting as the fourth hitter to do so. It goes without saying that for the past fifteen or so years, Virat has been the cornerstone of the Indian batting lineup.

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