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Kohli Becomes Fastest To Score 12,000 ODI Runs, Surpasses Tendulkar

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Canberra: Indian skipper Virat Kohli added another feather in his cricket career on Wednesday as he becomes the fastest player in ODI cricket to score 12,000 runs, breaking a record held by legendary compatriot Sachin Tendulkar.

Kohli, achieved the record in the third and final ODI against Australia in Canberra today.

Kohli, who needed 23 runs for the landmark coming into the match, touched the figure in his 242nd innings when he took a single off Sean Abbott in the 13th over of the India innings.

In comparison, it took Tendulkar 300 games to get there.

The 32-year-old Indian captain was playing in his 251st ODI and averages close to 60 in the format with 43 hundreds and 59 half centuries. He made his debut in 2008.

Tendulkar scored 18426 runs from 463 ODIs between 1989 and 2012 at an average of 44.83 with the help of 49 hundreds and 96 half centuries.

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