Twitter lauds Sourav Ganguly’s humility as he passes over his name in the list of batsmen with 11,000 ODI runs

Twitter lauds Sourav Ganguly’s humility as he passes over his name in the list of batsmen with 11,000 ODI runs

Ganguly also has 11,000 ODI runs to his name like Kohli and the others.

Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly & Sachin Tendulkar
Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly & Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virat Kohli is a run machine and there is no doubt about his greatness in the 50-overs cricket. The Indian captain, who made his international debut in 2008, just completed 11,000 runs in the format, during his innings of 77 against Pakistan in Old Trafford, Manchester. His innings, along with Man of the Match Rohit Sharma’s 140 helped India rout Pakistan by 89 runs via DLS method, their seventh such win in the tournament history.

Kohli is also the second highest century maker with 41 tons to his name in just 230 matches and is the fastest to reach the 11K runs mark in ODIs, beating the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Ponting amongst others. Speaking of Ganguly, he is the slowest to reach the mark in 288 innings, with Ponting doing so in 286 innings and Kohli reached there in 222 innings, 54 fewer than the previous record holder Tendulkar.

Sourav Ganguly steals the limelight by his humility  

Virat was highly energized during the match and was handed the opportunity to gain advantage on a platter by Pakistani captain Sarfaraz Ahmed when the latter won the toss and chose to bowl first. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul opened the innings for the first time for the Indian team in ODI cricket and added 136 runs with Rahul making 57.

Then Kohli walked in to join a rampaging Rohit, who went onto complete his century, while Kohli, nudged Hassan Ali towards leg side to reach 60 runs and completed his milestone of 11,000 ODI runs. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was on commentary at that moment and while praising Kohli’s achievement read out the list of batsmen who have achieved the milestone and didn’t find it important to name himself despite calling out names of Ponting and Tendulkar and passed over his name.

However, the moment didn’t go unnoticed by hardcore cricket fans and people who were listening intently and they were amazed as to how humble the former India opener was, as he mentioned everyone else, except his name while going through the list and lauded him on Twitter.

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Here are some tweets praising Ganguly: