Virat Kohli, India’s star cricketer, has achieved another milestone in the IND vs SL Cricket World Cup clash on Thursday. The 34-year-old overtook…
Virat Kohli, the star Indian cricketer, achieved another milestone on Thursday during IND vs SL Cricket World Cup match. The 34-year old has now surpassed Sachin Tendulkar as the player with the most 1000+ runs in an ODI calendar year. Kohli has now achieved the 1000-run mark in ODIs an unprecedented 8 times.
Sachin Tendulkar, the Master Blaster of ODI cricket, held the record for most runs in a single ODI match.
The former Indian captain surpassed another batting icon during the match against Sri Lanka. Kohli, with his 70th 50-over half-century, surpassed Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara as the player who scored the most fifty-plus scores in World Cup history by a non opener.
Most 50+ scores by a World Cup non-opener:
Virat Kohli – 13*.
Kumar Sangakkara – 12.
India will be aiming to score big at Wankhede even though Rohit Sharma was injured early. Both Kohli and Shubman have reached their half-centuries, and would like to go big in order to propel the team to a large total. Sri Lanka won earlier the toss at Wankhede Stadium and decided to field first.
Team India is just one win away from securing a semi-final spot. The Men in Blue team is on top with 6 wins out of 6.
India (Playing Team XI) Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
Sri Lanka (Playing 11): Pathum Nissanka Dimuth Karunaratne Kusal Mendis (w/c), Sadeera Asalanka Angelo Mathews Dushan Hemantha Maheesh theekshana Kasun Rajitha Dushmantha Chameera Dilshan Madushanka