WC: Virat Kohli surpasses de Kock to become the highest run-getter
By siliconindia | Monday, 13 November 2023, 09:15:41 AM IST
During the ICC ODI World Cup match against the Netherlands at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Virat Kohli became the highest run-scorer. Although he was 4 runs shy of reaching the 600-run milestone, he achieved the landmark during his 51-run innings. Kohli finished the league stage of the tournament with 594 runs, surpassing South African Quinton de Kock's 591 runs.
Unfortunately, Virat Kohli couldn't capitalize on his fifty to achieve his 50th ODI hundred, succumbing to left-arm spinner Roelof van der Merwe in the 29th over. Earlier in the day, India captain Rohit Sharma played a fluent 61-run knock with eight fours and two sixes to break Sourav Ganguly's two-decade-old World Cup record as India's highest run-scoring captain in a single edition of World Cup.
Ganguly had previously set the record of 465 runs in the 2003 World Cup, which included 11 innings and three centuries. His highest score was 111. In contrast, Rohit has broken this record by amassing an impressive 503 runs in just nine innings during the 2023 World Cup. He has scored a century and three half-centuries, with a top score of 131.
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