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Stats: Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 7000 ODI runs

Kohli beat AB de Villier's record as he reached the milestone in his 161st inning.

Virat Kohli
Kohli beat AB’s record

Virat Kohli became the fastest to reach 7,000 ODI runs after he reached the milestone in his 161st innings in the third ODI against Australia at the MCG. South Africa's AB de Villiers was the previous record holder, as he achieved the milestone in 166 innings.

India's test skipper got to the milestone with a boundary down the leg side off James Faulkner in the 10th over. After losing the opening two ODIs, India are looking to retain their No.2 spot in the ODI rankings with a win and get them back in the series.

South African skipper achieved his landmark against Australia at Perth in 2014 in 166 innings, beating Sourav Ganguly's record, which had stood since 2001.

The list of top 10 fastest to 7,000 ODI runs features four Indians, including current limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni and India's leading run scorer in ODIs, Sachin Tendulkar. There are also three West Indians in the list, led by Brian Lara, who achieved it in 183 innings.

There are also two South Africans, with the other being Jacques and a solitary Australian in former captain Ricky Ponting, who occupies the 10th spot.

Here is the complete list of the 10 fastest to 7,000 ODI runs

No.PlayerInnsOppositionGroundYear
1Virat Kohli (India)161AustraliaMelbourne2016
2AB de Villiers (South Africa)166AustraliaPerth2014
3Sourav Ganguly (India)174KenyaPaarl2001
4Brian Lara (West Indies)183South AfricaSt George's2001
5Desmond Haynes (West Indies)187IndiaAdelaide1991
6Jacques Kallis (South Africa)188Sri LankaColombo (RPS)2004
7Sachin Tendulkar (India)189Sri LankaColombo (RPS)1998
8Chris Gayle (West Indies)189New ZealandNapier2009
9MS Dhoni (India)189PakistanChennai2012
10Ricky Ponting (Australia)192Sri LankaDambulla2004
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