XtraTime Web Desk: India skipper Virat Kohli who is currently playing his first ODI after three long months hit his 49th half-century in just 35 deliveries while chasing a huge target of 323 runs against the Windies in the first match in Guwahati.
While chasing the score Kohli reached a huge milestone to join the class of greats. The India skipper has reached his 2000the international runs in 2018 today. The run machine has reached to these runs for the third consecutive years. Before him only three cricketers have reached this milestone. feat. Sachin Tendulkar did it from 1996-1998. Matthew Hayden from 2002-2004 and Joe Root from 2015-2017.
This is the fifth time The Delhi batsman has scored 2000 runs in International cricket in a calendar year. Only Kumar Sangakkara with 6 is ahead of him in the list.
Beside this the maestro has already added over 100 runs with opener Rohit Sharma in the first ODI and going well to take India to the victory. This is their 15th century stand in the 50 over cricket. At top of the list are Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar who have 26 hundred run partnerships to their name.