New Delhi: In a monumental feat, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli surpassed his idol Sachin Tendulkar’s one of the most celebrated records, when he became the fastest cricketer worldwide to touch 10,000-run mark in one-day internationals.
Kohli went past the milestone when he reached 81 in his innings and thus became the fastest to score 10,000 ODI runs in terms of innings.
The right-handed batsman reached the landmark in the 2nd ODI against West Indies at Visakhapatnam. The 29-year-old achieved the feat in 205 innings while it had taken Tendulkar 259 innings to do so.
The record rejig
- Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has now been relegated to the third spot, he took 263 innings to bring up the milestone.
- Kohli became only the 4th Indian and 13th batsman overall to achieve this feat. The Indian captain also holds the record for the fastest to 8000 and 9000 ODI runs.
- During the course of his innings, he also became the fastest Indian to complete 4000 runs on home soil. Kohli surpassed his Sachin Tendulkar as he reached the mark in his 78th innings at home, while Tendulkar had taken 92 innings to complete the milestone.
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the other Indian, apart of Kohli and Tendulkar, to have scored more than 4000 runs on home soil. He had taken 99 innings to reach the feat.