Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs

Oct 25, 2018 10:33 IST
Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs

Virat Kohli on October 24, 2018 became the fastest batsman to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals, reaching the milestone in just 205 innings. With the feat, he surpassed the record held by Sachin Tendulkar, who had achieved the feat in 259 innings.

Kohli reached the milestone while batting on 81 during the second ODI against West Indies in Visakhapatnam, India. He got to 10,000 runs with a single off the bowling of spinner Ashley Nurse.

India are currently leading the series, 1-0. They had won the first seventy-two by 8 wickets at Guwahati.

Key Highlights

Virat Kohli became the fifth Indian batsman and 13th overall to reach 10000 ODI runs.

  Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs

The other Indians in the elite 10K club include Tendulkar (18426), Sourav Ganguly (11221), Rahul Dravid (10768) and MS Dhoni (10123).

  Overall, twelve other batsmen have scored over 10,000 runs in the ODI format.

Tendulkar was the first in history to breach the 10,000 mark in ODIs. He got there in 2001 against Australia in Indore.

While Tendulkar leads the list with 18,426 runs, Kumar Sangakkara is second with 14,234 runs.

Besides Kohli, the only other active player on the list is MS Dhoni, who passed the milestone against England at Lord's earlier in 2018.

  Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs

10K Club in ODIs

S.no

Name

Country

Runs

Innings

1.

Sachin Tendulkar

India

18426

259

2.

Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lanka

14234

296

3.

Ricky Ponting

Australia

13704

266

4.

Sanath Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka

13430

328

5.

Mahela Jayawardene

Sri Lanka

12650

333

6.

Inzamam-ul-Haq

Pakistan

11739

299

7.

Jacques Kallis

South Africa

11579

272

8.

Sourav Ganguly

India

11363

263

9.

Rahul Dravid

India

10889

287

10.

Brian Lara

West Indies

10405

278

11.

Tillekaratne Dilshan

Sri Lanka

10290

293

12.

MS Dhoni

India

10123

273

13.

Virat Kohli

India

10076

205

About Virat Kohli

  Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs Virat Kohli made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka at the age of 19 in August 2008, after he captained India’s under-19 side to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia.

Initially, though he played as a reserve batsman in the Indian team, Kohli soon established himself as a regular in the ODI middle-order and was a part of the squad that won the 2011 World Cup. He then made his Test debut in 2011.

Kohli reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in 2013.

In 2014, he became the top-ranked T20I batsman in the ICC rankings, holding the position for three successive years until 2017.

Since October 2017, he has been the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world and is currently the leading batsman in the Test rankings.

Among Indian batsmen, Kohli has the best ever Test rating (937 points), ODI rating (911 points) and T20I rating (897 points).

Kohli was appointed the vice-captain of the ODI team in 2012 and handed over the Test captaincy following Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Test retirement in 2014.

In early 2017, he was appointed as the captain in the limited-overs game as well after Dhoni stepped down from the position.

Kohli holds the record of the second highest number of centuries and the highest number of centuries in run-chases in the world.

He also holds numerous Indian batting records including the fastest ODI century, the fastest batsman to 5,000 ODI runs and the fastest to 10 ODI centuries and now the fastest to reach 10000 ODI runs.

He also holds many T20I world records including being the fastest batsman to reach 1,000 and 2,000 runs, having most runs in a calendar year and most fifties in the format.

He also holds the record of most runs in a single tournament of both the World Twenty20 and the IPL

He is the only batsman in history to average over 50 in Tests, ODIs and T20Is simultaneously.

Kohli has been the recipient of many awards. He was given the Arjuna Award in 2013, the Padma Shri under the sports category in 2017 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the highest sporting honour in India, in 2018.

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