Published: Sat, October 27, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Virat Kohli | Harbhajan Singh | India vs Windies | Second ODI

Virat Kohli | Harbhajan Singh | India vs Windies | Second ODI

Today, the 29-year-old has become the fastest Indian Cricketer to complete 10,000 ODI runs and also sets a new record as he breaks the record of legendary Sachin Tendulkar. He took just 205 innings to reach the landmark, an incredible 54 innings lesser than the previous record holder, Sachin Tendulkar.In an interview with bcci.tv., Kohli said that he "never imagined" he will join the 10k-run club when he first started as an worldwide cricketer back in 2008. The Indian captain has bettered the record by a enormous margin of 54 innings.

Kohli began his 213th ODI needing 81 runs for 10,000, having struck 140 in Sunday's clash in Guwahati, and moved to the milestone with a single off Ashley Nurse before reaching three figures from 106 balls by thrashing Marlon Samuels to the cover fence. Virat Kohli was once again the star with the bat for India, as he went past several milestones in what was a record breaking knock, to bring up his 37th ODI hundred and 61st in worldwide cricket.


Further emphasising his point about not playing for records, Kohli said that all his efforts every game goes into what the team needs.

Kohli remained till the end to ensure India post a challenging total of 321 for 6. "You still have to work hard for every run that you score at the worldwide level", Kohli said in a candid chat on BCCI.TV. Not with Kohli. In 54 ODIs as skipper, he has scored 3356 runs at a monstrous average of 88 with 15 centuries. Freakish numbers indeed! With five centuries and three fifties, Kohli's appetite for centuries is enormous. The hosts now lead the series 1-0 with the third match due to be played in Pune on October 27.


Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli's tweet showering praise on the beauty of Visakhapatnam has been greeted by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

It is worth mentioning that Kohli and MS Dhoni are the only players in the list still playing worldwide cricket. The two other Indians in the list are Rahul Dravid (309 matches and 287 innings) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (320 matches and 273 innings).


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