Virat Kohli on the verge of breaking Tendulkar, Lara’s record for the fastest to 20,000 international runs

The Indian captain Virat Kohli seems to have an incredible knack of breaking records and owning them. Kohli, who is the quickest batsman to amass 11,000 runs in One Day Internationals, which was previously held by Sachin Tendulkar, is all set to break another record held by Sachin and Brian Lara.
The all-time great Sachin Tendulkar and Windies’ legend Brian Lara scored 20,000 runs in International Cricket in 453 innings, which is still the fastest for any batsman. Virat Kohli, who made his International debut in 2008 under MS Dhoni, has 19,963 runs under his belt in just 416 innings across all formats. Kohli, who boasts of a staggering average of more than 50 in all the formats, needs to score only 37 runs in the next 36 innings to become the fastest batsman to achieve this feat.
Playing the sixth match of the tournament, the ‘Men in Blue’ will play against West Indies on 27 June at Old Trafford, Manchester. Kohli is in good form with three consecutive half-centuries in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Though Kohli has scored three half-centuries in a row, he has failed to convert them into a three-digit score.has looked in sublime touch so far and we can sense that a big knock is just around the corner. Virat Kohli smashed three consecutive hundreds when India faced ‘Men in Maroon’ for series. Can Kohli score 37 runs national runs against a pace-heavy bowling attack of West Indies led by Sheldon Cottrell? has looked in sublime touch so far and we can sense that a big knock is just around the corner. Virat Kohli smashed three consecutive hundreds when India faced ‘Men in Maroon’ for the last time in a bilateral ODI series. Can Kohli score 37 runs and tional runs against a pace-heavy bowling attack of West Indies The number one ODI batsman has looked in sublime touch so far and we can sense that a big knock is just around the corner. Virat Kohli smashed three consecutive hundreds when India faced ‘Men in Maroon’ for the last time in a bilateral ODI series. Can Kohli score 37 runs and tional runs against a pace-heavy bowling attack of West Indies
Rohit and Kohli, who are the top two run-getters for India in this World Cup so far, will be key for India as Dhawan is out of the tournament due to an injury.Brian Lara discharged from Mumbai hospitalWest Indies batting legend Brian Lara was given the all-clear and discharged from a Mumbai hospital on Wednesday, a day after he was admitted because of chest pains. “He was discharged at 12:00 pm (0630 GMT). His condition is normal,” hospital spokesman Parag Dhurke told AFP. Lara was rushed to hospital on Tuesday in India’s financial capital where he is currently working for Star Sports, the official broadcasters of the ongoing cricket World Cup.
The 50-year-old Trinidadian underwent an angiography “as a precaution”, Dhurke said. “His health is good,” he added.
Lara released an audio recording on Tuesday night in which he said he was “fine”.
“I may have just extended myself in the gym this morning,” he said, thanking people for their concern.He added that he was “chilling” in his hospital bed watching the England versus Australia match and joked that he hoped Australia would win.
forecast of Manchester for the big clash – Will rain play spoil“Not a big fan of England,” he said.Australia went on to thump England by 64 runs to book their place in the World Cup semi-finals.One of the best batsmen of all time, Lara holds two world records — the highest Test score of 400 not out, and the highest first class knock of 501 that he scored in the English county championship in 1994.
The former skipper retired in 2007 after a dismal West Indies campaign in the World Cup.