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

Virat Kohli on October 24, 2018, became the fastest batsman to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals, reaching the milestone in just 205 innings. With the feat, he surpassed the record held by Sachin Tendulkar, who had achieved the feat in 259 innings.

Kohli reached the milestone while batting on 81 during the second ODI against West Indies in Visakhapatnam, India. He got to 10,000 runs with a single off the bowling of spinner Ashley Nurse. India is currently leading the series, 1-0. They had won the first seventy-two by 8 wickets at Guwahati.

Key Highlights:-

1. Virat Kohli became the fifth Indian batsman and 13th overall to reach 10000 ODI runs.
2. Overall, twelve other batsmen have scored over 10,000 runs in the ODI format.
3. Tendulkar was the first in history to breach the 10,000 marks in ODIs. He got there in 2001 against Australia in Indore.
4. The other Indians in the elite 10K club include Tendulkar (18426), Sourav Ganguly (11221), Rahul Dravid (10768) and MS Dhoni (10123).
5. While Tendulkar leads the list with 18,426 runs, Kumar Sangakkara is second with 14,234 runs.
6. Besides Kohli, the only other active player on the list is MS Dhoni, who passed the milestone against England at Lord’s earlier in 2018.

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