Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman in history to register 10,000 ODI runs

Sudhir Gupta 14:54 24/10/2018
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Kohli breaks another ODI record.

Virat Kohli’s appetite for runs shows no signs of stopping with the India skipper breaching the 10,000-run mark in the second ODI against the West Indies at Vishakapatnam on Wednesday.

Kohli became the quickest batsman in ODI history to breach the milestone, bettering the 259 innings taken by India legend Sachin Tendulkar.

Kohli got to the mark in just his 205th ODI innings. The right-hander also slammed his 49th half-century in the format and was looking good for his 37th ton at the time of writing.

The 29-year-old became the 13th batsman in ODI history to cross the 10,000-run mark and the fifth Indian after Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni.

Of all the batsmen to have breached the mark, Kohli’s average of near 60 is the highest.

Kohli’s has been in fine form across all formats in 2018 and showed his prowess with a 107-ball 140 in the first ODI against the Windies at Guwahati.

On Wednesday, the star batsman came out to bat early on after India lost opener Rohit Sharma cheaply. Shikhar Dhawan then departed early too but Kohli continued from where he left off in Guwahati with another commanding display with the bat.

The right-hander forged a solid third wicket stand with Ambati Rayudu to lay a solid platform for India.

It has been a prolific year for Kohli across all formats, especially the ODIs. In 2018 alone, the right-hander has notched up four tons and as many half-centuries in 11 ODI innings with his run tally approaching 1,000.

His average in the format this year is verging around the 135-run mark with his strike-rate hovering over 100.

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