Sachin Tendulkar’s message on Kohli’s 10,000 ODI runs: The Master Blaster congratulated the Indian captain for his achievement.
With the Indian captain Virat Kohli becoming the fifth Indian batsman and 13th overall to score 10,000 ODI runs, wishes have started to come for the 29-year old from across the globe.
What has exhilarated the fans around the world is the fact that Kohli has become the fastest batsmen in all respects (innings, matches, balls and time) to achieve this milestone.
Fastest to 10,000 ODI runs..
By inns – KOHLI (205)
By mats – KOHLI (213)
By balls – KOHLI (10813)
By time – KOHLI (10yrs, 67d from debut)
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 24, 2018
Sachin Tendulkar, who was the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in ODIs had held the record of scoring them in the least number of innings (258) for the last 17 years. With Kohli achieving the milestone in just 204 innings, he has overdone the legendary batsman without a doubt.
Tendulkar took to his Twitter account to congratulate the Indian captain. In his congratulatory message, Tendulkar appreciated Kohli’s intensity and consistency, two facets which Kohli relies on heavily with the bat in hand. Read Tendulkar’s full tweet below:
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 24, 2018
Read some of the other latest Twitter reactions on Kohli below:
Software update all the time. Virat Kohli has redefined what consistency means. Got his 9000th odi run just 11 innings ago and got his 10000 th today, to go with his 37th century. Enjoy the phenomena #KingKohli pic.twitter.com/OPhvIsBRDJ
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 24, 2018
✅ Fewest innings
✅ Fewest balls
✅ Quickest from date of debut
✅ Highest average
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 24, 2018
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 24, 2018
To give you an idea of how much better Virat Kohli is than other great ODI players: him scoring 10,000 ODI runs in 205 innings—54 faster than the next best—is proportionately equivalent to breaking Usain Bolt’s 100m record by exactly 2.00 seconds (100m in 7.58 seconds). #INDvWI
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) October 24, 2018