In his 12-year career, Virat Kohli has already established himself as one of the greatest ODI batsmen the world has seen. The 32-year-old took to the one-day game like a fish to water very early in his career, and has gone from strength to strength since. In the last few years, he has displayed consistency and a hunger for runs never seen before in ODI cricket.
Kohli added another feather to his already illustrious cap during India’s third ODI against Australia yesterday. He became only the sixth player in history, and the second Indian after Sachin Tendulkar, to notch up 12,000 ODI runs. Kohli was the fastest to achieve this feat and by a considerable margin, taking 58 innings fewer than the second-placed Tendulkar to get there.
Accolades came pouring in for Kohli after he got to the 12,000-run mark.
— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) December 2, 2020
— Vedant Birla (@birla_vedant) December 2, 2020
22,000 International runs and 12,000 ODI runs for King Kohli. He now holds the record for reaching these milestones in fewest innings. Congratulations VK @imVkohli. Many more runs to come from you bat… #AUSvIND
— Sriram (@NaamRaam) December 2, 2020
Fastest player to reach 12 000 ODI runs 🔥🔥🔥 if there’s one thing I’ll remember him for, its his mentality 🧠
ELITE 🔥 #Kohli
— Chace 🇿🇦 (@Mr360Sport) December 2, 2020
Most 50+ Scores In SENA☑️
Most Runs By An Indian In SENA ☑️
Most Runs By Ind. Cap In SENA ☑️
Fastest 12,000 Runs ☑️
Fastest 22,000 Runs☑️
— Bang VK Haters™ (@BangVKH) December 2, 2020
Fastest to Score 12,000 ODI runs with an average of 60.00💥💯
Greatest of All Time✨
King Kohli😍 pic.twitter.com/URuW16SLWj
— Sourabh Raut (@xzx_slipknot) December 2, 2020
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 2, 2020
Sachin Sir completed 12,000 runs in 300 innings… King Kohli has done it in 242 Innings… That means he might be around 15,000 runs when he’ll play his 300 inning in ODI Cricket.
— Mohit Bararia (@mohitbararia17) December 2, 2020
— Inspire (@iSabahuddin_M) December 2, 2020
— Sid Grover (@GroverSid) December 2, 2020
Virat Kohli completed 12,000 runs in ODI format, fastest ever – The freak – near to 60 average & strike rate over 90 – Consistency and greatness mixes together. All time best player in odi#AUSvsIND
— Official Shamsi ( M S H ) (@MsHaidri) December 2, 2020
Runs – 12040
Kane Williamson + Joe Root
— Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) December 2, 2020
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) December 2, 2020
After achieving this milestone of fastest to 12000 ODI runs, it is clear that Virat Kohli is far ahead of Sachin Tendulkar.
— Injured Not Anshuman’s lenses are broken (@AnshumaNot) December 2, 2020
To Become A Good Player,
You Need TALENT.
To Become A Great Player,
You Need An Attitude Like KOHLI..
— sarcastic bunny (@sar_casticbunny) December 2, 2020
12k ODI runs in 12 years for Virat Kohli is a mind-boggling achievement, Don’t forget his Test and T20 runs.#AUSvIND
— Arjun (@LifeIsAnElation) December 2, 2020