India captain Virat Kohli. (Source: Twitter)


There were many things about Team India’s victory in the ODI against India (India vs Australia), which were very important for Virat. First Virat prevented Australia for 286 runs with his sensible captaincy. Then, playing the captaincy innings with the bat, he became the fastest captain to score 5000 runs in ODI cricket.

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni during a practice session. (Source: Instagram)


Left Dhoni behind
Kohli needed only four runs to reach this feat and he achieved this feat in the third and deciding ODI match of the ODI series in Bengaluru on Sunday. Kohli has achieved the record for fastest 5000 runs in ODI cricket as a captain in 82 innings, while former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni achieved this feat in 127 innings.

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting and former South African captain Graeme Smith (Source: Twitter)

Ponting and Graeme Smith were here
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting is at number three in this case. He scored 5000 runs in 131 innings as captain while former South African captain Graeme Smith has this achievement in 135 innings.

Virat Kohli’s brilliant innings in 3rd ODI (Source: Twitter)


Virat’s captaincy performance
Virat Kohli caught a brilliant catch by Marnus Labuschagne in this match and broke his partnership with Smith. After this, when he came to bat for Team India in the 13th over, he still lost his wicket by playing a responsible innings and bringing Team India to the threshold of victory.

Sourav Ganguly with Virat Kohli.

Former Indian captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had scored 5000 runs in 136 innings as captain in ODIs.