Virat Kohli who is all set to lead India in the second ODI against England is nearing a special feat in the game against England. He is 41 runs behind overtaking former South African skipper Graeme Smith’s tally of most ODI runs as captain. After becoming the fastest to score 10000 runs across formats on home soil in the 1st ODI against England, Kohli has multiple records and milestones in front of him in the 2nd ODI in Pune on Friday.
Virat Kohli is only 41 runs away from going past former South Africa opener Graeme Smith in the list of most ODI runs by a captain. Kohli currently has 5376 runs in the 93 ODIs that he has played as a captain. Kohli is likely to surpass Smith in the second ODI in Pune on Friday. He scored 56 in the first ODI and has hit back form since the T20I series against England, where he ended up as the Man of the Series.
Virat Kohli Aiming To Break Sizeable Records In 2nd ODI Against England
The No.1 in the list is former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting, who has amassed 8497 runs in his 234 ODIs as captain. He is followed by former Indian skipper MS Dhoni on the list with 6641 runs in 200 ODIs as captain.
Virat Kohli is also inching closer to 5000 runs on home soil after the likes of Sachin Tendulkar (6976), Ricky Ponting (5406) and Jacques Kallis (5178). Kohli is also 1 century away from equaling Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of most centuries (20) at home in ODIs.
The Indian skipper is one century shy of overtaking Ponting’s tally of most centuries as captain across all formats. He and Ponting are both tied on 41 international centuries as captain. He looked good to surpass Ponting in the first ODI but was dismissed by Mark Wood.
Virat Kohli is also 1 century away from equaling Ricky Ponting’s tally of most centuries as captain (22) in ODIs. If he scores a ton on Friday then will also equal Ponting’s tally of most centuries as captain (71) in international cricket across formats.