Kochi knocks Shahin, Lara. becomes a fastest batsman to reach 20,000 international routes



Indian captain Virat Kohli Thursday became the fastest batsman to reach 20,000 international routes, unleashing the big coaches Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara.

Kohli broke the long-standing feat held jointly by Tendulkar and Lara during the World Cup of India against the West Indies.

Kohli reached the landmark only on his 417th international tournament, while Tendulkar and Lara, who now left, took 453 entries to get there.

Before Thursday's fight, Kohli was 37 milestone runs and came to a feat with West Indian solitary champion Jason Holder in the 25th round of India.

Thus, Kohli became the 12th batsman and third Indian after Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid to reach 20,000 international routes.

The 30-year-old captain of India has so far accumulated 11,549 test runs, except in 1647 running on the T20 cricket.

His matches at the ODIs before the race on Thursday were 11903.

Besides, Kohli also became only the third captain in the history of the World Cup to record four successive 50 points.

The other masters to achieve the feat are Graeme Smith (2007) and Aaron Finch (2019).