Team India, who are one of the two unbeatable sides in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, will face Afghanistan for their next match on June 22 at the Rose Bowl, Southampton. Ahead of the match, Indian skipper Virat Kohli is likely to break yet another record.
Virat Kohli is famous for smashing records with an ease and ahead of the match against Afghanistan, he has put another one on the line. The 30-year-old is only 104 runs away from becoming the fastest to score 20,000 international runs.
The record of fastest to score 20,000 international runs is shared by cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, who took 453 innings to reach the milestone while former Australia captain Ricky Ponting took 468 innings to complete 20,000 international runs.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has taken only 415 innings, including 131 Tests, 222 ODIs and 62 T20Is to register 19,896 international runs.
Virat Kohli hasn’t scored a century in the World Cup 2019, started his World Cup campaign by scoring a mere 18 runs against South Africa in India’s inaugural match. However, Kohli then lived up to his billing and scored 82 against holders Australia before scoring 77 runs against arch-rivals Pakistan.
On Sunday, during the match against Pakistan, Kohli added another feather to his cap by becoming the fastest player in the history of the game to cross the 11,000-run mark in ODIs. Kohli achieved the feat in 222 innings, going past Sachin Tendulkar who took 276 knocks to go past the 11,000-run mark.
India are currently fourth in the World Cup 2019 points table with a cent percent win record and one washed off game against New Zealand.