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Virat Kohli hammers AB de Villiers' ODI record, fastest to reach 7500 runs

India Today logo India Today 27-10-2016

Virat Kohli completed 7,500 ODI runs in just 167 innings, becoming the quickest to reach the milestone. The record was held by South African batting superstar AB de Villiers, who had taken 174 innings to reach the milestone.

Kohli has been in sensational form this year across all three formats. In eight ODIs before the fourth and penultimate ODI against New Zealand in Mohali, Kohli had smashed three hundreds and three fifties.

On Wednesday, however, Kohli fell for 45 edging led-spinner Ish Sodhi to BJ Watling behind the stumps.

Kohli was in superb form in the T20 format as well this year, cracking three successive fifties in the series against Australia before turning his focus on the Asia Cup T20 and the World T20.

The 27-year-old then amassed a record-shattering 973 runs in the Indian Premier League.

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The Delhi run-machine has also had an outstanding year as Test captain, leading the team to series wins over the West Indies and New Zealand.

Consequently, India sit pretty at the top of the ICC rankings at the start of a packed home season.

Kohli also hammered two double hundreds in Tests over the last couple of months, becoming the first Indian captain to do so.

Kohli is widely regarded as the greatest ever chaser in limited-overs cricket and comparisons of his overall batting skills with Sachin Tendulkar have already started.

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