Wed. Apr 24th, 2024


NEW DELHI: Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday surpassed former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, securing the second-highest run tally in the history of the ODI World Cup.
After his 54-run contribution against Australia in the final match of the ODI World Cup 2023 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Virat’s total runs reached 1,795 in 37 matches, boasting an impressive average of 59.83.Throughout his 37 appearances in the ODI World Cup, the former India skipper notched up five centuries and 12 fifties, with his highest score being 117.
Virat’s achievement propelled him beyond Ricky Ponting’s total of 1,743 runs, making him the second-highest run-scorer in the history of the World Cup.
Currently, Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar holds the top spot with 2,278 runs in 44 innings, featuring six centuries and 15 fifties.

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The 35-year-old also ended his ODI World Cup 2023 journey with the most runs (765) by a batter in a single edition of the prestigious tournament and overtook Tendulkar’s 673 runs scored by him in 2003.
Virat ended with the most fifty-plus scores in a single World Cup edition with nine half-centuries and passed through Tendulkar’s seven fifties in 2003 and Shakib al Hasan in 2019.

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In the 28.3 overs, Pat Cummins picked up a humongous wicket after he dismissed the highest run scorer of the ongoing tournament. The Aussie skipper delivered a short-length ball that took an inside edge and got into the stumps, which forced Kohli to move out of the crease on Sunday.
Pat Cummins-led Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first against India in the World Cup final at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
(With ANI Inputs)


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