Kohli sets new mark in Tests, ODIs

Kohli sets new mark in Tests, ODIs

Kohli sets new mark in Tests, ODIs

Virat Kohli's prolific run has helped him achieve another milestone.  The Indian skipper became only the second batsman in the history of the game to cross the 900-point mark concurrently in Tests and ODIs, according to latest ICC player rankings on Tuesday.

Kohli, who became the first Indian captain to win an ODI series in South Africa with a 5-1 rout of the hosts,  is now  only the second batsman after Protean star AB de Villiers to attain the 900-point mark simultaneously in both formats and one among only five to have crossed 900 points in both forms of the game.

The 29-year-old consolidated his top position in ODIs with 558 runs in the series against South Africa, during which he slammed three centuries.

With this feat, Kohli thus moved past Brian Lara in the all-time list, having also overtaken him in the Test list last month.

With a total of 909 points, the stylish right-hander  is now the seventh in the ODI list of  batsmen with highest points. Sir Vivian Richards had notched  935 points and is atop the all-time standings.

He is now 22 points clear of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, whose ODI career high of 887 points came against Zimbabwe in January 1998. Kohli's aggregate is the best since Brian Lara reached 911 points in March 1993.

Meanwhile, India paceman Jasprit Bumrah and Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan have become the joint No 1 bowler in ODIs.

 

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