Virat Kohli reaches 10,000 runs in ODIs: The Indian captain became the only 5th Indian batsman to reach the five-figure mark in ODIs.
It almost seems as if nothing can go wrong for Virat Kohli at the moment. The Indian captain became the fifth Indian batsman to reach 10,000 runs in one-day internationals during the second ODI against West Indies.
After a quick-fire hundred in the first ODI of the series, Kohli took off from where he left as Rohit Sharma was dismissed early in the innings. The Indian skipper forged significant partnerships with Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu, stabilizing the Indian innings.
Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to reach the 10,000 run-mark. The record was previously held by Sachin Tendulkar. The Indian captain took only 205 innings to reach the five-figures, a staggering 54 innings before the legendary Indian batsman.
Virat Kohli reaches 10,000 runs in ODIs
Before the game, Virat Kohli needed only 81 runs to reach 10,000 runs in ODIs.
The Indian batsman broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest to achieve this feat. Tendulkar scored his 10,000th run in ODI cricket in his 259th innings on March 31, 2001 against Australia.
Virat Kohli hit Ashley Nurse for a single to reach the five-figure mark in ODIs. During the innings, Kohli also became the highest run-scorer for India against the West Indies in ODI cricket. The record was previously held by Sachin Tendulkar.
Here’s the video of Virat celebrating his 10,000th run in ODI cricket:
King Kohli 👑 pic.twitter.com/tNIJxt62ae
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As he scored the hundred, former Indian captain and wicketkeeper MS Dhoni called him to congratulate him on his hundred. Dhoni completed his 10,000 runs earlier this year against England during the three-match ODI series in the UK.
— Sandeep Dwivedi (@sandeep_031) October 24, 2018