Vizag (Visakhapatnam), October 24: It is one thing to dream about emulating one’s idol and it is a completely different thing to surpass him. Virat Kohli though has made it a habit to break Sachin Tendulkar’s records and he did so on Wednesday in Vizag as he breached the 10,000-run mark in one-day internationals during the second ODI against the Windies.
Kohli went past the milestone when he reached 81 in his innings and thus became the fastest to 10,000 ODI runs in terms of innings. Kohli has taken 205 innings to reach the feat as compared to Tendulkar’s 259. 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.
Run-machine Virat Kohli scores fastest 1000 ODI runs in a calendar year
India’s run-machine Virat Kohli continued his record-breaking spree on Wednesday, becoming the fastest to score 1000 ODI runs in a calendar year en route to his 37th career one-day international century against the West Indies at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
India skipper Kohli took just 11 innings to reach the milestone, bettering the previous record shared by South Africa’s Hashim Amla and Kohli himself. Amla scored 1000 runs in just 15 innings in 2010 to break a 27-year-old record held by England’s David Gower, who took 17 innings for the feat way back in 1983. But the new mark was matched by Kohli soon in 2012. (Agencies)