Virat Kohli on Sunday overtook his predecessor, MS Dhoni, in the list of most fours as India ODI captain during the second ODI against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Kohli, whose 89 off 87 went in vain in an unsuccessful chase of 390, struck seven fours to take his tally to 505 as captain and thus better the previous record of 499 fours held by the retired Dhoni.
Overall, the legendary Australian batsman Ricky Ponting holds the record for most fours as ODI captain having struck 794 in 220 innings followed by Stephen Fleming (670) of New Zealand at the second spot and Graeme Smith (630) completing the top three.
Kohli is at the fourth spot now. However, Kohli’s numbers are mind-boggling considering his tally has come in just 87 innings. Sourav Ganguly is the other India captain in the top-10 list having struck 494 fours in 143 innings.
Meanwhile, the record will be far from Kohli’s mind as he plots a way to beat Australia in the third and final ODI of the three-match series to be played at the Manuka Oval on Wednesday. The hosts have already pocketed the series after winning the opening two matches by considerable margins.