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Virat Kohli overtakes Sachin Tendulkar to become the fastest to 10000 ODI runs

Virat Kohli reached 10000 ODI runs
Virat Kohli

There’s absolutely no stopping Virat Kohli. Every time he steps onto the field these days, he breaks a record or two. More often than not, it’s the great Sachin Tendulkar’s records that he keeps knocking down. Once again, Virat Kohli has gone past Tendulkar and this time, it’s the massive record of 10000 ODI runs.

Kohli, in the second ODI against Windies, went past 10000 ODI runs in his 205th innings. He beat Tendulkar’s record of 259 innings by a huge margin of 54. Before the match, the Indian captain was 81 runs short of the landmark and it didn’t take him long to reach there.

The 29-year-old became the 5th Indian to the 10000 runs in ODI cricket and the 13th overall. Earlier in the Asia Cup, MS Dhoni had also achieved the feat. Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid are the other 2 Indians in the list. The list features some of the greats of all time and to lead the charts at an age of just 29 is absolutely jaw-dropping.

Virat Kohli scored 157 runs from 129 balls with 13 fours and 4 sixes that helped India to 321/6. This was his 37th century in ODI cricket and his second consecutive of the series as he had scored 140 in the first match as well.

It’s quite astonishing how he keeps scoring runs on most occasions. There were speculations earlier that he would be rested for this series but the captain refused and is flourishing as ever on the pitch.

Players fastest to 10000 ODI runs

Player Country Innings Year
Virat Kohli India 205 2018
Sachin Tendulkar India 259 2001
Sourav Ganguly India 263 2005
Ricky Ponting Australia 266 2007
Jacques Kallis South Africa 272 2009
MS Dhoni India 273 2018
Brian Lara Windies 278 2006
Rahul Dravid India 287 2007
Tillakaratne Dilshan Sri Lanka 293 2015

 

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