Virat Kohli becomes first batsman to score 20K international runs in 10 years

Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team, set another record with the 43rd ODI century of his career in the third one-day match against the West Indies. Kohli became the first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in 10 years.

He scored a century on Wednesday to give India a six-wicket victory in the third ODI against the West Indies. Kohli hit an unbeaten 114 and India successfully chased down the 255-run target given under the Duckworth lewis rule to win the series 2–0.

Kohli is followed by former Australia captain Ricky Ponting (18,962) in terms of scoring the most runs in a decade. Former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis is third on the list with 16,777 runs.

This is followed by Mahela Jayawardene (16,304), Kumar Sangakkara (15,999), Sachin Tendulkar (15,962), Rahul Dravid (15,853) and Hashim Amla (15,185), respectively.

Most Runs in a Decade in International Cricket

PLAYERDECADERUNS
Virat Kohli2010s20003*
Ricky Ponting2000s18962
Jacques Kallis2000s16777
Mahela Jayawardene2000s16304
Kumar Sangakkara2000s15999
Sachin Tendulkar2000s15962
Rahul Dravid2000s15853
Hashim Amla2010s15185

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