Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record, becomes fastest to 10,000 ODI runs

first_imgVirat Kohli became only the fourth batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs for India and in the process, he also broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest to reach the milestone.Before the start of the second ODI against West Indies in Vizag, Kohli needed 81 to reach the coveted landmark. After his stroke-filled 140 in the first ODI on Sunday, there was little doubt Kohli would get to 10K on Wednesday.He got off the mark with a boundary off Kemar Roach, who had just dismissed Rohit Sharma cheaply. Thereafter, Kohli went about building his innings like he has done so often over the last decade.India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI – Follow LiveKohli joined Tendulkar (18426), Sourav Ganguly (11221) and Rahul Dravid (10768) to reach the elite club. MS Dhoni has also scored over 10000 ODI runs (10123) but only 9949 of those have been scored for India. The other 174 runs came for Asia XI.10,000 ODI RUNS! @imvKohli reaches the milestone in his 205th ODI innings – 54 innings quicker than @sachin_rt. Simply outstanding!The greatest ODI batsman of all time? #INDvWI (@ICC) October 24, 2018Overall, Kohli became the fifth Indian batsman and 13th ever to reach 10000 ODI runs. While Tendulkar took 259 innings to get there, Kohli got to the landmark in a mere 205 innings.Ganguly needed 263 innings to reach 10000 ODI runs while South African great Jacques Kallis brought up his 10000th run in his 272nd innings. MS Dhoni is next on the list, having got to the landmark in his 273rd innings.advertisementREAD – Virat Kohli overtakes MS Dhoni to become India’s 4th highest run-scorer in ODIsKing Kohli (@BCCI) October 24, 2018Reigning Supremacy #KingKohli @imVkohli becomes the FASTEST BATSMAN to score 10000 ODI (@BCCI) October 24, 2018Kohli made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in August 2008 and quickly established himself as one of the leading batting stars in the world. He scored the first of his 36 ODI hundreds in 2009 (also against Sri Lanka) before making it a habit of scoring hundreds in successful chases.Kohli has scored more than 1000 runs in a calnder year five times (2011. 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017). He is in line to go past 1000 runs this year too.Kohli is second only to Tendulkar in the list of most century-scorers in one-day internationals and it is widely believed he will one day leave the Master Blaster behind.The 10K club in ODIs: Sachin Tendulkar (18426)Kumar Sangakkara (14234)Ricky Ponting (13704)Sanath Jayasuriya (13430)Mahela Jayawardene (12650)Inzamam-ul-Haq (11739)Jacques Kallis (11579)Sourav Ganguly (11363)Rahul Dravid (10889)Brian Lara (10405)Tillekaratne Dilshan (10290)MS Dhoni (10123)Virat Kohli (10076)last_img read more