Jai ho..Kohli will beat Sachin with this Virat record


New Delhi, Oct 16: Well, it is going to happen yet again. Virat Kohli is all set to break another record. This time he will beat the great Sachin Tendulkar to become one of the greatest of Indian cricket. Kohli has 5 ODIs against West Indies to do it. And in all probability he will do it.

Virat needs 187 runs in 5 ODIs to beat Sachin as the highest Indian run getter against W Indies.  In his career spread over two decades, Sachin played 39 ODIs against the WI and scored 1573 runs at an average of 52.73. This included including 4 centuries and eleven 50s.

Kohli has so far played In his 27 ODIs against the West Indies, Virat has scored 1387 runs at an average of 60.30. This includes  4 centuries and nine 50s.

Rahul Dravid is next. In 40 matched Dravid scored 1348 runs at an average of 42.12. He scored three centuries and eight fifties. Former skipper Sourav Ganguly is fourth with 1142 runs in 27 matches. At an average of 47.58, Ganguly scored eleven 50s. they are the only four indians tohave scored more than 1000 runs against the West Indies in ODIs.

Indian batsmen with maximum ODI runs against West Indies:

Sachin Tendulkar – 1573 runs in 39 ODIs

Virat Kohli – 1387 runs in 27 ODIs

Rahul Dravid – 1348 runs in 40 ODIs

Sourav Ganguly – 1142 runs in 27 ODIs

Mohammad Azharuddin – 998 runs in 43 ODIs

Yuvraj Singh – 978 runs in 31 ODIs

MS Dhoni – 899 runs in 33 ODIs

News24 Bureau