India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: Virat Kohli moved past Sourav Ganguly to the 7th spot on the list of most runs as captain for India in ODI cricket.
Virat Kohli is now 7th on the list of players with most runs as ODI captains (AP Photo)
- Virat Kohli hit his 58th ODI fifty in the 1st ODI on Wednesday
- Kohli is now behind MS Dhoni and Mohammad Azharuddin on the elite list
- Kohli now has 5123 runs as captain in ODIs with 21 hundreds
Virat Kohli has made it a habit of breaking records or reaching new milestones with every game he plays for India. The India captain was at it again during the 1st ODI between India and New Zealand in Hamilton on Wednesday.
Virat Kohli went past Sourav Ganguly on the list of players with most runs as captain in ODI cricket. Kohli, with 5123 runs, has gone past Ganguly’s tally of 5104 runs.
Virat Kohli made 51 after walking into bat at No. 3 for India at Seddon Park. The India captain hit 6 boundaries in a well-paced knock wherein he was involved in a 100-plus stand with Shreyas Iyer.
Kohli was undone by a brilliant googly from leg-spinner Ish Sodhi as he had walk back after making his 58th fifty in ODIs.
Kohli has taken only 87 matches to get to 5123 runs. He has scored at an average of 76.46 and has a staggering tally of 21 hundreds and 23 fifties as ODI captain.
Kohli is 7th on the list of players with most runs as ODI captain. He is 3rd on the Indian list behind MS Dhoni and Mohammad Azharuddin. World Cup-winning former Australia captain Ricky Ponting tops the chart with 8497 runs.
Most runs as captain in ODIs
Ricky Ponting – 8497 runs in 230 matches
MS Dhoni- 6641 runs in 200 matches
Stephen Fleming – 6295 runs in 218 matches
Arjuna Ranatunga – 5608 runs in 193 matches
Graeme Smith – 5416 runs in 150 matches
Mohammad Azharuddin – 5239 runs in 174 matches
Virat Kohli – 5123 runs in 87 matches
Sourav Ganguly – 5104 runs in 148 matches
Only a week ago, Virat Kohli went past MS Dhoni on the list of players with most runs as T20I captain in Hamilton.
Dhoni held the Indian record with 1112 runs from 72 matches at an average of 37.06. Kohli went past Dhoni’s tally in the ongoing 3rd T20I last week.