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Virat Kohli becomes the international cricketer to reach 26,000 runs the fastest

Virat Kohli becomes the international cricketer to reach 26,000 runs the fastest

Former India skipper Virat Kohli has achieved another remarkable milestone in his illustrious cricketing career. The 34-year-old batter became the fastest Indian to amass 26,000 international runs on Thursday during the ongoing World Cup clash against Bangladesh at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.

Kohli reached this extraordinary feat when he completed his 77th run in the match, leaving fans and cricket enthusiasts in awe of his incredible consistency and batting prowess. It took him just 567 innings to reach the 26,000-run mark, surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who achieved the milestone in 600 innings.

But Kohli’s remarkable achievement didn’t stop there. In a thrilling turn of events, he went on to score his 78th international hundred, achieving it with a stunning maximum over long-on. This century helped his team secure a seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh, maintaining their unbeaten streak at the ICC World Cup 2023.

Kohli came to the crease after captain Rohit Sharma’s departure, who had scored 48 runs, and faced a challenging situation, starting with two consecutive free-hits. However, Kohli displayed his mastery by smashing a boundary and a six to open his account, further solidifying his reputation as one of the world’s top cricketing talents.

Virat Kohli’s incredible feat will undoubtedly be remembered in history as a monument to his commitment and brilliance in international cricket. As Team India aims for success in this important competition, Kohli’s contributions will be crucial because the World Cup championship is within grasp.

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