Virat Kohli earlier this day was 19 runs away from breaking Javed Miandad’s 26-year-old record of being the highest run-scoring player against West Indies in the One-day format.
Miandad used to hold a record of scoring 1930 runs in 64 innings , which was the highest against West Indies and he played his last match nearly 26 years ago and since then no one has been able to cross this figure except for Kohli. Kohli has surpassed this figure today whilst playing the second ODI of the one-day series being held in West Indies.
And he set this new milestone today along with hitting a beautiful half-century, 50* in 57 balls. With Rohit Sharma at the other end, Kohli went on to hit 7 fours at a strike rate of 86.20. His flawless running between the wickets and strategic thinking has got him another fifty in his kitty which is his 55th in One-day internationals.
The skipper has had a successful T-20 series which India won by 3-0 and in the last T-20 he went on to score 59 in 45 balls. Kohli has 41-hundreds to his name in One-day internationals and now 55- fifties. And soon he would be the first player to score 20,000 runs in a decade a feat which has not been achieved by anyone in the history of the game.