Virat Kohli creates history, breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become world’s fastest to 10,000 runs in ODIs
Virat Kohli continued to break records and create history as he became the fastest batsman in ODI history to reach 10,000 ODI runs, breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record. While Tendulkar reached the landmark in 259 innings, the Indian skipper achieved it in just 205 innings.
Kohli reached the landmark in the 37th over of the Indian innings when he drove Ashley Nurse to the mid-on fence. He became the fifth Indian and 13th player overall to reach this club. After reaching the milestone, Kohli effortlessly smashed his 37th century with a drive off Marlon Samuels in the 44th over. The significance of the milestone was not lost on Kohli, who pointed to his bat after getting to the ton.
The records continued to flow for Kohli, who went past 1000 runs in 2018 with a six off debutant Obed McCoy. This was the sixth time in 10 years that he has gone past 1000 runs in a calendar year in ODIs. Things got better for the Indian skipper as he smashed his fourth 150+ score in ODIs to help India end on 321/6.