India captain Virat Kohli added another feather to his already illustrious cap as he crossed the 12000-run mark in the ODIs on Wednesday during the third and final ODI against Australia in Canberra. In doing so, Kohli broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of being the fastest to 12000 runs in ODI cricket. Kohli, who required 23 runs to achieve the feat, took a single off pacer Sean Abbott in the 12th over of Indian innings.

The 31-year-old Kohli broke his idol Tendulkar’s 17-year-old record of being the fastest player to register 12,000 ODI runs in his career. Kohli reached the landmark in his 241st innings – 251st ODI. Whereas, Tendulkar had reached the mark in his 300th innings when he had smashed a boundary against Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi at Centurion in 2003.

Overall, Kohli is the sixth player in the list, only after Australia’s Ricky Ponting, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya, and Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene.

Aiming to avoid a series sweep, Kohli won the toss in the third and final ODI against Australia in Canberra. India handed a debut to left-arm fast bowler T Natarjan and made four changes in total to their playing XI. Natarjan, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur were included in place of Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, Yuzendra Chahal and Navdeep Saini.

“We will bat first. Looks a nice wicket and the last time we played here it was a really good wicket to bat on. Want to bat well and put the opposition under pressure. Need to improve the body language in the field and the bowling as well. It’s a result of us not being consistent in the last two games, we are gonna try a few things tonight and see how it goes,” Kohli said at the toss.