Virat Kohli has reached yet another remarkable landmark, that of scoring the fastest 10,000 ODI runs, breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s seventeen-year-old record in the process!
— ICC (@ICC) October 24, 2018
The Indian captain continued his sublime form as he went on to score his 37th ODI century in the second match of the series against the West Indies in Vishakhapatnam on Wednesday. He ended with 157 not out off 129 deliveries.
Kohli had scored a century in the first ODI and needed to score 81 more runs to reach the landmark. The match, incidentally, was India’s 950th One Day International (ODI) match.
King Kohli 👑 pic.twitter.com/tNIJxt62ae
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 24, 2018
Fastest 10,000 ODI Runs
Sachin Tendulkar had reached the mark of fastest 10,000 ODI runs in 2001, taking 259 innings to reach milestone at the age of 27. Kohli, 29, took just 205 innings to break this record.
The 2018 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee is now also ahead of Sourav Ganguly (263 innings), Ricky Ponting (Australia, 266 innings), Jacques Kallis (South Africa, 271 innings), and MS Dhoni (273 innings) on this count.
Kohli is the fifth Indian batsman (Rahul Dravid is also on the list in addition to Tendulkar, Ganguly, and Dhoni) and the 13th overall to achieve this feat.
Setting Records Tumbling
Earlier this month, Kohli had become the fastest Indian to reach 24 Test hundreds, going past (yes, you guessed it!) another record held by Tendulkar.
The Indian captain reached this mark in his 123rd innings while playing in the First Test against the West Indies in Rajkot on 5 October. With this, he became second only to Don Bradman, the Australian great, who had reached his 24th Test ton in only 66 innings.
Playing against South Africa in January this year, he had equalled the legendary Bradman’s record of the maximum number of 150-plus scores in Test cricket as a captain after scoring 153.
This was the Indian captain’s ninth score of 150-plus, which includes six double hundreds, all of them as a captain.
Kohli is currently the world’s no. 1 batsman in both the Test and ODI formats.