Virat Kohli Surpasses Sachin Tendulkar, Enters 'This' Illustrious ODI List
Virat Kohli in Top 5 [Twitter]
Cricket, often referred to as a gentleman's game, is filled with captivating moments leaving fans in awe of the players' athleticism and skill. One such aspect of the sport is fielding, where players showcase their ability to take stunning catches. In ODIs, several players have made their mark by securing numerous catches throughout their careers.
Among these impressive fielders, Virat Kohli, the Indian run machine, finds himself among the top five players with the most catches in ODI history. In the ongoing ODI series against West Indies, Kohli entered the top 5 with impressive fielding skills at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.
Mahela Jayawardena - 218 Catches
Sri Lanka's batting maestro, Mahela Jayawardena, stands at the top of ODI catches with an incredible tally of 218 catches. Known for his elegance with the bat, Jayawardena displayed equal grace while patrolling the field. His safe pair of hands and impeccable positioning made him a nightmare for batsmen looking to take quick singles or find gaps in the field.
Ricky Ponting - 160 Catches
The former Australian captain, Ricky Ponting, is widely regarded as one of the finest fielders cricket has ever seen. With 160 catches in ODIs, Ponting's athleticism and anticipation allowed him to take some unforgettable catches throughout his illustrious career. His leadership on the field set high standards for his teammates and inspired generations of cricketers worldwide.
Mohammad Azharuddin - 156 Catches
A stalwart of Indian cricket during the 1990s, Mohammad Azharuddin, exhibited exceptional reflexes and agility in the field. With 156 catches in ODIs, Azharuddin established himself as one of the finest fielders of his era. His ability to swoop down on the ball and take breathtaking catches in the outfield remains etched in cricketing folklore.
Ross Taylor - 142 Catches
New Zealand's modern-day batting marvel, Ross Taylor, holds the fourth spot on the list with 142 catches in ODIs. Taylor's commitment to fitness and his remarkable catching abilities have made him a vital asset for his team. His contributions in the field have often shifted the momentum of matches in favor of the Kiwis.
Virat Kohli - 142* Catches
Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, occupies the fifth spot on the list with 142 catches and counting. Known for his aggressive batting and fierce competitiveness, Kohli's excellence extends to his fielding prowess as well. However, the star batsman needs one more catch to pass Ross Taylor. His focus and determination to give his best in every aspect have made him a standout fielder.