Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs

Visakhapatnam: Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 10,000 One Day International (ODI) runs today. With this, he surpassed cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s record of being the fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs. Kohli achieved the feat after he scored 81 runs during the second ODI against the West Indies.

While Sachin had reached the elite club of 10,000 run in 259 innings, Kohli entered the club only in 205 innings.

He also became the fifth Indian to reach the mark in ODIs after Tendulkar (18426), Sourav Ganguly (11221) and Rahul Dravid (10768) to reach the elite club. MS Dhoni has also scored over 10,000 ODI runs (10123) but only 9949 of those have been scored for India. The other 174 runs came for Asia XI.

The India captain has dominated with the bat in ODIs in recent years. In 2014, he scored 1054 runs from 21 matches at an average of 58.56. In 2015, his form dipped as he scored 623 at an average of 36.65. In 2016, e smashed 739 runs from 10 games and in 2017 smashed 1460 runs from 26 matches.

Here is the complete list of the cricket legends who are in the 10,000 ODI runs landmark

Sachin Tendulkar (2001)

Inzamam-ul-Haq (2004)

Sourav Ganguly (2005)

Sanath Jayasuriya (2005)

Brian Lara (2006)

Rahul Dravid (2007)

Ricky Ponting (2007)

Jacques Kallis (2009)

Mahela Jayawardene (2011)

Kumar Sangakkara (2012)

Tillakaratne Dilshan (2015)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2018)

Virat Kohli (2018)

Also Read: India To Play 2nd ODI Against West Indies Today; Kohli Needs 81 Runs To Break Sachin’s Record

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