Virat Kohli Achieved the Benchmark of 12000 Runs in ODI

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Jan 27, 2022, 9:58

ODI or One Day International is one of the most important benchmarks for any batsman. Former captain Virat Kohli added a milestone to his career after becoming the batsman who played and achieved this benchmark faster than any other batsman in the history of One Day International cricket.

Achievement of Fastest 12000 Runs in ODI Cricket

The Indian skipper, aka Virat Kohli, was the fastest to reach the 12000 runs mark in the realm of international cricket. This happened during the third one-day international match against Australia in Canberra. He only needed 242 innings to reach the milestone. The astounding gameplay of Virat Kohli has defined him as one of the finest batsmen in the world.

Moreover, Virat Kohli had two half-centuries to his name in one of the three-match ODI series. The master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar, previously held this record, achieving it in 309 matches. But surprisingly enough, Virat Kohli surpassed the legend in 251 matches. Breaking this record set up by Sachin Tendulkar after 17 years, Virat Kohli happens to have achieved one great feat.

Batters Who Reached the Benchmark

Apart from Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar completed 12000 runs in ODI with 300 innings. Some of the names to add to this list happen to be Ricky Ponting with 314 innings, Kumar Sangakkara with 336 innings and Sanath Jayasuriya with 379 innings. These batters have added a feather to their cap with such a benchmark.

ODI Cricket and India

ODI cricket is played between international teams. Unlike other test matches, the one-day international tournament consists of one innings for each team. It does have a limit in overs which is currently limited to 50 overs per innings. The players of one-day international games should be full members of the International Cricket Council. Moreover, if any member achieves the fastest 12000 runs in ODI cricket, they would be considered to achieve a benchmark.

However, in the game where Virat Kohli achieved this benchmark, India got 303 runs. Virat Kohli played a superb game, but failure from the other batsmen did not prove to be a happy ending for the Indian cricket team. Australia won that one-day international series with a total of 2-0.

First ODI player of India

India first played their ODI in 1974 with 214 players who represented the Indian cricket team. They landed with 428 defeats, 518 victories, 41 no results, and 9 ties. Moreover, India won the Cricket World Cup twice in 1983 and 2011. At the same time, they were the runner-up in 2003.

Unfortunately, there happens to be no such Indian woman cricketer who has achieved this benchmark until now.

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FAQs about 12000 runs in ODI

  • Who was the fastest player to reach 12000 runs in ODI cricket?

Ans. Virat Kohli was the first player to reach this benchmark.

  • Has the women's cricket team achieved this benchmark?

Ans. No. Until now, the Indian women cricket team has not yet achieved this benchmark.

  • When did India first play their ODI?

Ans. India played their first ODI in 1974.