He achieved the feat during the first ODI against South Africa here. Kohli made 51 off 63 balls, with the help of three boundaries.
Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara (5,518) holds the top spot for most runs in overseas ODIs.
Virat Kohli now has most ODI runs by Indians at the opposition’s home.
5108 – Virat Kohli
5065 – Sachin Tendulkar
4520 – MS Dhoni
3998 – Rahul Dravid
3468 – Sourav Ganguly
Kohli’s average of 58.04 is also the highest of all Indians who batted at least five innings away.#SAvIND
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) January 19, 2022
Succeeded recently by Rohit Sharma as India’s full-time limited overs skipper, Kohli came into the game with 1287 runs.
The numbers of Virat Kohli in ODI is God level. pic.twitter.com/PRHj228hOV
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 19, 2022
Kohli now remains only behind Tendulkar, who has scored 2,001 runs against South Africa in ODIs, the most by any player across countries.
In the overall list, Kohli is now the sixth-highest run-scorer against South Africa. Apart from Tendulkar, Kohli is behind Ricky Ponting (1,879), Kumar Sangakkara (1,789), Steve Waugh (1,581), and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (1,559).
Kohli shocked the cricket fraternity last week by announcing his decision to step down as India’s Test captain, a day after the team lost the three-match series 1-2. PTI AH AH