The Indian cricket team skipper became the fastest batsmen to reach the milestone of 10,000 in One-Day Internationals during the second ODI of the five-match series against West Indies. Virat Kohli became the 13th batsman to surpass the 10k-run mark in ODIs.
While praises started pouring in on social media for the Indian batting mainstay, Pakistan Cricket Board also quoted a tweet from the International Cricket Council (ICC).
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) October 24, 2018
The 29-year-old remained unbeaten on 157 at the YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vizag. Kohli scored a century in the first ODI as well, and was just 81 runs away from the milestone. His idol and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar completed 10,000 ODI runs in 2001. He took 259 innings to reach the landmark at the age of 27, in an ODI vs Australia in Indore. Kohli reached the mark in just 205 innings consequently breaking Sachin’s record of being the then fastest to the feat.
Apart from Kohli, four other Indian cricketers viz. Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and current ODI team wicket-keeper MS Dhoni also make it to the 10k-runs in ODI club.