On October 8, 2023, Virat Kohli etched another illustrious chapter in his cricketing journey by surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar to become India's leading run-scorer in ICC events.

The historic feat took place during India's intense clash with Australia at Chepauk. Before this game, Sachin Tendulkar held the coveted top spot, boasting 2719 runs in 58 innings across various ICC events. 

However, the 33-year-old maestro, Virat Kohli, had his eyes set on greatness. He now boasts 2720 runs and counting, achieved in just 64 innings, across ICC World Cup, Champions Trophy, and T20 World Cup combined.

The Illustrious List: India's Leading Run-Getters in ICC Events

As Virat Kohli ascended to the summit, the list of India's most prolific run-scorers in ICC events underwent a momentous transformation. Here's a glimpse:

Virat Kohli: 2720 runs and counting.
Sachin Tendulkar: 2719 runs, an iconic record holder.
Rohit Sharma: 2422 runs, the Hitman of ICC events.
Yuvraj Singh: 1707 runs, a swashbuckling performer.
Sourav Ganguly: 1671 runs, the Dada of Indian cricket.
MS Dhoni: 1492 runs, the Captain Cool.

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More Than Just Numbers: 

Beyond the staggering numbers, Virat Kohli's legacy in the cricketing world is a testament to his unmatched dedication, unwavering passion, and relentless pursuit of excellence. He has consistently led from the front, with a hunger for runs that knows no bounds.

In the same match against Australia, Kohli added another feather to his cap by becoming the leading run-scorer as a non-opener in World Cup history.

His ability to excel in challenging situations and stabilize the innings in tough run chases has made him a force to be reckoned with in the cricketing world.

In the ever-evolving saga of Indian cricket, Virat Kohli continues to be a shining beacon. As he adds milestone after milestone to his glittering career, his journey remains a source of inspiration for aspiring cricketers and fans worldwide.

Virat Kohli, the legend, lives on.