Virat Kohli breaks MS Dhoni’s record in the second ODI against Australia

Virat Kohli has broken yet another record in ODI cricket as he has now gone past MS Dhoni in terms of hitting the most number of fours as an Indian ODI captain.

Kohli went into the second ODI against Australia with 498 fours to his name as the Indian ODI captain and during his innings of 89 in the pursuit of a 390-run target set by Australia, Kohli hit 7 more fours and dragged his tally of fours to 505.

Dhoni, in a total of 172 innings as the Indian ODI captain, hit 499 fours and is now second behind Kohli.

Ricky Ponting holds the world record of hitting the most number of fours as an ODI captain as he hit 794 fours in a total of 220 innings as the ODI captain of Australia. Stephen Fleming and Graeme Smith are second and third on the list with 670 and 630 fours respectively.

Although Kohli has left Dhoni behind in terms of hitting most fours as an ODI captain, Dhoni is still leading the chart in terms of scoring most runs as an ODI captain,

Dhoni scored 6641 runs for India in 172 innings as an ODI captain at an average of 53.56. Kohli is second on the list with a total of 5257 runs in just 87 innings at a staggering average of 74.04.

During his knock at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) yesterday, Kohli went past the former Indian captain Mohammed Azharuddin who was earlier holding the second position behind Dhoni in the list of most runs as an Indian ODI captain.

Azharuddin batted in 143 ODI innings for India and scored 5243 runs at an average of 39.13. Another player who scored more than 5000 runs during his stint as the Indian ODI captain was Sourav Ganguly.

Ganguly batted in 143 ODI innings as captain and scored 5104 runs, averaging 38.67 with the bat.

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Last Updated on: 02/12/2020