Cricket: India beat West Indies, Kohli highest run getter this year
India beat West Indies by four wickets to clinch the ODI series. The 316-run chase wasn’t easy but Kohli and Company proves once again that India is the top team right now.
But what is more interesting that winning the series, and has been garnering newspaper headlines, is the fact that captain Virat Kohli continues to be the highest run scoring batsman from India side. He has been achieving this feat for four years in a row now. Till before the match at Cuttack, Rohit Sharma was the highest run getter, and in the neck-to-neck competition, Kohli emerged as a winner.
Since 2016, Kohli has finished with the most number of runs in all Tests, ODIs and T20Is combined, each year. While in 2016, Kohli top-scored with 2595 runs to his name, he followed that up with 2818 and 2735 runs in 2017 and 2018 respectively. On Sunday during the 3rd ODI vs West Indies, when Kohli scored his 73rd run, his international run-tally for 2019 touched 2443 – one more than that of Sharma – making it the 4th consecutive year in which Kohli has claimed this feat.
What a close chase, we say!