Virat Kohli breaks Tendulkar's record, becomes fastest cricketer to score 10,000 ODI runs

Source: WION Web Team
Place: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India Published: Oct 24, 2018, 04.10 PM(IST)

File photo of Virat Kohli. Photograph:( WION )

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While Sahin Tendulkar took 259 innings to reach 10K mark, Kohli managed to achieve the feat in just 205 innings.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been in a tremendous form and has turned out to be a run machine for 'Men in Blue' even when the team as a unit haven't performed well.

Kohli, who slammed his 36th hundred against West Indies in Guwahati last week, on Wednesday became the fastest cricketer to enter the 10,000 runs club in ODI cricket. 

Kohli surpassed legends Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, M.S. Dhoni and Rahul Dravid in the time taken and the number of innings played, to become the fastest to reach the magic number.

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar achieved this feat in 259 innings, while Kohli achieved it in 205 innings only. He is also fifth Indian to reach the mark in ODIs.

The skipper, who was just 81 runs short after being out on 140, slammed a brilliant half-century to enter the elite 10K club.

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With that hundred, Kohli also became the fastest to 60 international hundreds - 36 in ODIs and 24 in Tests.

Kohli is already considered by many as the greatest ODI batsman of all time because of his phenomenal record in 50-over matches.

Meanwhile, India chased down 323 runs with nearly eight overs left to beat West Indies in the first ODI match.

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