Virat Kohli, a prominent member of the Indian cricket team, demonstrated his batting prowess by scoring a half-century during the recent ODI series against the Australian cricket team. In the third ODI held in Rajkot, Kohli accumulated a total of 53 runs, achieving a significant milestone of completing 5,500 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs) while playing on home soil. This remarkable feat places him in the exclusive company of only one other Indian cricketer who had previously achieved this milestone.
- Advertisement -
Virat accomplished this impressive figure in just 108 innings across 111 ODIs. The legendary Sachin Tendulkar is the solitary Indian batsman who had previously scaled such heights in ODIs played at home.
Sachin’s extraordinary record boasts a staggering 6,976 runs scored in 164 ODIs played on Indian grounds. He maintained an exceptional average of 48.11 and an impressive strike rate of 88.39 during these matches. Throughout his illustrious career, Sachin recorded an incredible 20 centuries and 38 half-centuries in ODIs at home.
In the all-time list of ODI runs scored on home turf, former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni holds the third position with 4,351 runs, followed closely by Rohit Sharma in fourth place with 4,130 runs, and Yuvraj Singh in fifth place with 3,415 runs. Further down the list, we find Rahul Dravid occupying the sixth position with 3,406 runs, followed by Mohammad Azharuddin at seventh with 3,163 runs, Sourav Ganguly at eighth with 3,110 runs, Virender Sehwag at ninth with 2,940 runs, and Gautam Gambhir at tenth with 2,163 runs.
In the context of the recent match, Virat Kohli showcased his class by amassing 56 runs in 61 balls, which included 5 fours and 1 six. His impressive strike rate during this innings was recorded at 91.80. This half-century marked the 66th of his ODI career.
- Advertisement -
During the match, Kohli collaborated in a valuable partnership of 70 runs with Rohit Sharma for the second wicket. It was in the 21st over that Glenn Maxwell successfully broke this partnership by catching and dismissing Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma significantly contributed to India’s total by scoring 81 runs off 57 balls.