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IND vs AUS: Virat Kohli, the GOAT! Puts on a heroic show in Chennai with a brave 85-Run knock; Breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record

Virat Kohli achieved a historic milestone by surpassing Sachin Tendulkar's record for the most runs scored by an Indian in ICC white-ball tournaments.

IND vs AUS: In an electrifying match of the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup held at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium, Virat Kohli made a historic mark in cricket. The Indian captain achieved an outstanding milestone by surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most runs scored by an Indian in ICC white-ball tournaments.

Virat Kohli goes past Sachin Tendulkar

Facing a formidable run chase, Kohli showed unwavering determination to guide his team towards victory in their challenging World Cup opening. India lost three wickets for just two runs, with Rohit, Kishan, and Shreyas in the pavilion with ducks. Throughout his innings, Kohli not only showcased his exceptional batting prowess but also eclipsed Tendulkar’s enduring record in ICC tournaments.

In the match, Virat Kohli scored 85 runs off 116 balls, hitting six boundaries. He partnered with KL Rahul for the Highest partnerships for the 4th wicket or below for India in the WC of 165 runs. This was also Kohli’s third-highest score in ICC ODI World Cup.

Tendulkar, frequently regarded as the GOAT (Greatest of All Time), had accumulated a total of 2719 runs in 58 innings in ICC white-ball tournaments for India. Kohli’s extraordinary achievement was accomplished in just 64 innings, emphasizing his remarkable consistency and skill as a global run-scorer. In addition to Tendulkar and Kohli, the current Indian captain Rohit Sharma stands as the only other player to exceed the 2000-run milestone in ICC tournaments while representing the Indian team.

Top run-scorers for India in ICC tournaments:

  • 2720* – Virat Kohli
  • 2719 – Sachin Tendulkar
  • 2422 – Rohit Sharma
  • 1707 – Yuvraj Singh
  • 1671 – Sourav Ganguly
  • 1492 – MS Dhoni

IND vs AUS Playing X1

Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Cameron Green, Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

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