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Kohli 2nd quickest to complete 4,000 runs in ODIs

January 19, 2013 21:32 IST

India's Virat Kohli, on Saturday, completed 4,000 runs in One-Day Internationals. He became the 12th Indian and the 84th batsman overall to reach this milestone.

 

By taking only 93 innings, he became the second quickest in ODI history to accomplish this feat after West Indian Viv Richards, who needed 88 innings to do so. Both Richards and Kohli, however, took 96 matches to reach this mark.

 

Quickest to reach 4,000-run mark in ODIs (in terms of innings)

 

Player

 Date

Mts

Inns

Runs

Hs

Avg

100s

50s

Viv Richards (WI)

 14 Apr 1985

96

88

4038

189*

54.79

8

27

Virat Kohli (Ind)

 19 Jan 2013

96

93

4028

183

50.35

13

22

Gordon Greenidge (WI)

 21 May 1988

97

96

4009

133*

46.51

9

24

Brian Lara (WI)

 30 Mar 1996

101

100

4140

169

44.44

8

28

Dean Jones (Aus)

 11 Dec 1990

104

102

4048

121

49.38

6

30

AB de Villiers (SA)

 08 Nov 2010

109

105

4056

146

44.94

9

24

Sourav Ganguly (Ind)

 29 Aug 1999

110

105

4000

183

41.67

7

27

Geoff Marsh (Aus)

 18 Dec 1991

107

106

4075

126*

40.40

9

20

Graeme Smith (SA)

 03 Apr 2007

109

107

4015

134*

40.00

6

26

Graham Gooch (Eng)

 20 Aug 1992

110

108

4026

142

39.60

8

23

Navjot Sidhu (Ind)

 14 Dec 1997

116

109

4022

134*

40.00

6

32

 

Kohli bettered the previous Indian record – hitherto held by Sourav Ganguly- by 12 innings. Here-under are the details of innings taken by Indian batsmen to reach this landmark:

 

Quickest Indians to reach 4,000-run mark in ODIs (in terms of innings)

 

Batsman

 Date

Mts

Inns

Runs

Hs

Avg

100

50

Virat Kohli

 19 Jan 2013

96

93

4028

183

50.35

13

22

Sourav Ganguly

 29 Aug 1999

110

105

4000

183

41.67

7

27

Navjot Sidhu

 14 Dec 1997

116

109

4022

134*

40.00

6

32

Gautam Gambhir

 02 Apr 2011

114

110

4073

150*

40.40

9

25

Sachin Tendulkar

 17 Apr 1996

115

112

4001

137

40.40

8

25

MS Dhoni

 31 Jan 2009

127

114

4019

183*

47.62

4

26

Rahul Dravid

 26 Mar 2000

124

117

4009

153

37.38

7

25

Virender Sehwag

 12 Nov 2005

135

132

4013

130

32.00

7

18

Yuvraj Singh

 15 Apr 2006

148

134

4018

139

35.40

7

23

Krish Srikkanth

 22 Feb 1992

139

138

4014

123

29.85

4

27

Ajay Jadeja

 19 Jan 1999

154

139

4023

119

36.04

4

23

Mohammad Azharuddin

 12 Aug 1993

156

143

4028

108*

34.78

3

21

 

Virat Kohli - at 24 years 75 days- is the second youngest player to aggregate 4,000 runs in one-day internationals after Sachin Tendulkar, who was 22 years 359 days while accomplishing this feat.

 

Youngest to reach 4,000-run mark in ODIs

 

Player

Age

 Date

Mts

Inns

Runs

Avg

100s

50s

Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)

22 Y 359 D

 17 Apr 1996

115

112

4001

40.40

8

25

Virat Kohli (Ind)

24 Y 75 D

 19 Jan 2013

96

93

4028

50.35

13

22

Yuvraj Singh (Ind)

24 Y 124 D

 15 Apr 2006

148

134

4018

35.40

7

23

Shahid Afridi (Pak)

24 Y 202 D

 19 Sep 2004

184

179

4023

23.39

3

23

Jacques Kallis (SA)

25 Y 87 D

 11 Jan 2001

118

115

4032

43.48

6

28

Chris Gayle (WI)

25 Y 229 D

 08 May 2005

115

112

4010

38.10

9

23

Shoaib Malik (Pak)

25 Y 354 D

 21 Jan 2008

151

135

4047

34.19

5

25

Bruce Taylor (Zim)

25 Y 362 D

 03 Feb 2012

130

129

4043

34.78

6

25

 

It needed Kohli only 1615 days to reach the 4,000-run mark, which is the third best performance by any player in ODI history. Interestingly the first three slots have all been taken by Indians in this list! The details:

 

Least days from debut to reach 4,000-run mark

 

Player

Days

 Start

Done

Rahul Dravid (Ind)

1453

 03 Apr 1996

 26 Mar 2000

MS Dhoni (Ind)

1500

 23 Dec 2004

 31 Jan 2009

Virat Kohli (Ind)

1615

 18 Aug 2008

 19 Jan 2013

Mohammad Yousuf (Pak)

1709

 28 Mar 1998

 01 Dec 2002

Jacques Kallis (SA)

1829

 09 Jan 1996

 11 Jan 2001

Graeme Smith (SA)

1830

 30 Mar 2002

 03 Apr 2007

Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pak)

1963

 22 Nov 1991

 07 Apr 1997

Brian Lara (WI)

1968

 09 Nov 1990

 30 Mar 1996

Adam Gilchrist (Aus)

1979

 25 Oct 1996

 27 Mar 2002

Michael Clarke (Aus)

1993

 19 Jan 2003

 04 Jul 2008

 

Last but not the least, Kohli's average of 50.35 is the highest by an Indian and fourth highest by any batsman reaching the 4,000-run mark (calculated up to the end of the innings).

 

Highest career average while reaching 4,000-run mark

 

Player

Mts

Inns

Runs

Avg

Hs

100s

50s

Michael Bevan (Aus)

126

111

4011

59.70

108*

3

27

Viv Richards (WI)

96

88

4038

54.79

189*

8

27

Mike Hussey (Aus)

137

112

4053

54.05

109*

2

30

Virat Kohli (Ind)

96

93

4028

50.35

183

13

22

Dean Jones (Aus)

104

102

4048

49.38

121

6

30

MS Dhoni (Ind)

127

114

4019

47.62

183*

4

26

Gordon Greenidge (WI)

97

96

4009

46.51

133*

9

24

Javed Miandad (Pak)

121

116

4078

45.45

119*

5

29

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