Kohli becomes second-highest run scorer in history of CWC


Star Indian batter Virat Kohli overtook former Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting and became the second-highest run scorer in the history of the ODI World Cup on Sunday. Following his 54-run match against Australia in the final match of the ODI World Cup 2023 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Virat scored an overall 1,795 runs after playing 37 matches at an average of 59.83.
In his 37 games at the ODI World Cup, the former India skipper smashed five centuries and 12 fifties. His best score is 117. Virat has gone past Ricky Ponting (1,743 runs) to become the second-highest run scorer in the history of the World Cup. Currently, the top run-scorer in WC cricket is Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar. The ‘Master Blaster’ scored 2,278 runs in 44 innings with six centuries and 15 fifties.
The 36-year-old also concluded his ODI World Cup 2023 journey with the most runs by a batter in a single edition of the prestigious tournament, surpassing Tendulkar’s 673 runs scored by him in 2003. Virat ended with the most fifty-plus scores in a single World Cup edition with nine half-centuries, surpassing Tendulkar’s seven fifties in 2003 and Shakib al-Hasan’s in 2019.
In the 28.3 overs, Pat Cummins picked up a humongous wicket after dismissing the highest run-scorer of the ongoing tournament. The Australian skipper delivered a short-length ball that took an inside edge and crashed into the stumps, forcing Kohli to move out of the crease on Sunday.