Virat surpassed Sachin to achieve this record, Kohli became the second Indian cricketer to do so

India clean sweeped New Zealand yesterday to win the series. With this, Team India has become the number 1 team in the ICC ODI rankings. During this match, a record was broken which was previously held by Sachin Tendulkar, known as the God of Cricket. The record breaker is none other than Team India’s star ...
 

India clean sweeped New Zealand yesterday to win the series. With this, Team India has become the number 1 team in the ICC ODI rankings. During this match, a record was broken which was previously held by Sachin Tendulkar, known as the God of Cricket. The record breaker is none other than Team India’s star player Virat Kohli.

In the three-match ODI series played between India and New Zealand, India captured the series by clean sweeping New Zealand and with this India has become the number one ODI team of the ICC. India defeated New Zealand by 90 runs in the third ODI played at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. Batsmen and bowlers played an important role in this match, on the other hand Indian fielders also contributed to the team’s victory by taking tremendous catches. In the third ODI, Virat Kohli took two catches and also broke Sachin’s record.

Virat broke Sachin’s record

In the third ODI played yesterday, Virat could not score a century, but he did such a feat that he broke the record made by the god of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar. In this match, Virat took two catches and with this, Virat left behind Sachin as the most caught Indian. Now former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin is ahead of Virat with 156 catches. Sachin Tendulkar made this record by taking 140 catches in 430 matches. Virat Kohli has become the second highest wicket taker for India with 141 catches in 271 matches. In this list, Sri Lankan batsman Mehla Jayawardene is in the first place, who has taken 218 catches in 448 matches. At number two is the name of former Australia captain Ricky Ponting who has taken 160 catches in 375 matches.

Fielder with most catches in ODIs

1. Mahela Jayawardene – 218 catches

2. Ricky Ponting – 160 catches

3. Mohammad Azharuddin – 156 catches

4. Ross Taylor – 142 catches

5. Virat Kohli – 141 catches

6. Sachin Tendulkar – 140 catches

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