Sachin, other cricketing greats laud Virat Kohli as he reaches 10,000 ODI runs Photograph:( ANI )
The Indian cricket team skipper breached the 10K-run mark in one-day internationals during the second ODI against the Windies in Visakhapatnam.
Virat Kohli on Wednesday become the fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs – a feat he accomplished by breaking yet another Sachin Tendulkar record.
The Indian cricket team skipper breached the 10K-run mark in one-day internationals during the second ODI against the Windies on Wednesday in Visakhapatnam.
Kohli went past the milestone when he reached the score of 81. Later, he went on to post his 37th ODI century and eventually stayed unbeaten on 157 as India had put a target of 322 runs for the Jason Holder's side.
Moments after he achieved the feat, Twitter erupted in praise for the batsmen dubbing him 'King Kohli'.
Even the cricket fraternity, including Sachin Tendulkar, took to Twitter to congratulate the Kohli on his achievement.
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
And the insanity continues with an undying intensity. Congratulations #KingKohli on 10,000 ODI runs and 37th century. The hunger, consistency and intensity is simply incredible pic.twitter.com/DGoP1GlZ01— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 24, 2018
“Century pe century baar baar, run hue pure dus hazaar!”— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) October 24, 2018
Heartiest congratulations brother @imVkohli 👏
Fastest player ever to complete 10,000 ODI runs! What a remarkable journey it’s been so far!#ViratKohli #Virat10K pic.twitter.com/HRzLEGaxzN
Another absolute masterclass from the India captain! @imvKohli passed 10,000 ODI runs in style with an exceptional 157* to propel his side to 321/6 against Windies in Vizag.— ICC (@ICC) October 24, 2018
The G.O.A.T? 🐐#INDvWI LIVE ➡️ https://t.co/gVFbHbvkYh pic.twitter.com/euFlVN8Yo7
Kohli took 205 innings to reach the feat while Tendulkar accomplished the feat in 259 innings. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly took 263 innings to reach the milestone and Mahendra Singh Dhoni played 273 innings to breach the 10,000-run mark in one-day internationals.
Despite such heroics from Kohli, India failed to beat West Indies in the 2nd ODI, after Shai Hope's gutsy hundred helped his side to end the game in a dramatic tie.