Virat Kohli all set to leave Brian Lara behind in elite list

Written by Vipin Darwade

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is on verge of creating another record as he looks set to go past the legendary Brian Lara on the list of most runs in ODI cricket. Lara, with 10405 runs in his account, is currently the tenth highest run-scorer in the history of ODI format. Kohli currently has 10339 runs in his account and is just 67 runs away from going past Lara’s tally. Should he get to bat in the third ODI, Kohli will likely go past the left-handed batsman on the list.

Lara played a total of 299 ODI in his 17-year long ODI career in which he batted for 289 times, scoring 10405 runs. He scored 19 centuries and 63 half-centuries in his long career, batting at an average of 40.48. Lara played his final ODI in World Cup 2007 at Bridgetown against England.

Kohli is already second on the list of batsmen with most centuries in ODIs – with 39 tons – and is 11 centuries away from topping this list as well. The Indian skipper has played 219* ODI so far in which he has scored 10339 runs at 59.76.

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