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Virat Kohli breaks 26-year-old record; goes past Javed Miandad to become highest ODI run-getter against West Indies

Virat Kohli added another feather to his cap as he broke former Pakistani batsman Javed Miandad’s record for most runs in One-day Internationals (ODIs) against West Indies in the second match of the ongoing ODI series against West Indies at Antigua.

Miandad had scored 1930 runs in 64 innings against West Indies. His last inning against the Caribbean nation came way back in 1993, so Kohli achieved a magnificent feat by breaking a 26-year-old record.

The Indian skipper didn’t get the chance to bat in the first ODI as the match was washed out by rain. However, he needed just 19 runs to break this record in the second ODI, and he did that with ease. Not only that, Kohli achieved the feat in just 34 innings and, thus, bettered Miandad’s record by 30 innings.

Kohli has scored seven centuries and 10 fifties in ODIs against the West Indies so far, and it looks like another big score is already loading, considering the way he is batting at the moment. Miandad, on the other hand, had scored one century and 12 fifties against West Indies. Moroever, Kohli has a staggering average of over 70 in ODIs against the West Indies and that gives an idea about how much he likes to face the Caribbean bowling attack.

About Prasenjit Dey

Prasenjit Dey
I am a freelance cricket journalist, analyst and writer based out of India with bylines across esteemed publications stretching across India, the UK and Australia to name a few. I have over 4 years of experience in this field and have interviewed a lot of cricketers and board officials as well. Krishnappa Gowtham (Rajasthan Royals all-rounder), Paras Khadka (Nepal's Captain), Hugh Edmeades (IPL Auctioneer), Anand Chulani (International success coach working with Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and other cricketers) and Ranjit Saini (President of Canada Cricket Board) are some of those reputed personalities I got the opportunity to interact with.

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