Visakhapatnam: India skipper Virat Kohli became Wednesday the fastest-ever batsman to reach 10,000 one-day international runs, making history in his 205th innings against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam.
The 29-year-old surpassed fellow Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who first crossed the 10,000-run mark in 259 innings in 2001.
Kohli became the fourth Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar (18426), Sourav Ganguly (11221) and Rahul Dravid (10768) to join the 10000-run ODI club.
Here's how Twitterati reacted to his milestone:
@imVkohli is chalking up milestones with a regularity as if it was an everyday affair. 10000 ODI runs already and he is perhaps just at the halfway mark of his career. Remarkable!— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 24, 2018
Congratulations to @imVkohli to achieve milestone of 10000 runs in ODI cricket 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 , Great player & Humble human 👍🏼 , u entertaining all fans of cricket with ur Skills , Passion & determination , stay blessed— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) October 24, 2018
To give you an idea of how much better Virat Kohli is than other great ODI players: him scoring 10,000 ODI runs in 205 innings—54 faster than the next best—is proportionately equivalent to breaking Usain Bolt's 100m record by exactly 2.00 seconds (100m in 7.58 seconds). #INDvWI— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) October 24, 2018
#KingKohli— Ameya Tilak (@ameyatilak) October 24, 2018
Virat Kohli fastest to 10,000 ODI runs, surpasses SRT.
1000th run: SL 2010
2000th: WI 2011
3000th: SL 2012
4000th: ENG 2013
5000th: WI 2013
6000th: SL 2014
7000th: AUS 2016
8000th: BAN 2017
9000th: NZ 2017
10,000th: West Indies 2018#ViratKohli #TeamIndia #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/AxeUX7S5Cj
10,000 ODI RUNS! 🙌@imvKohli reaches the milestone in his 205th ODI innings - 54 innings quicker than @sachin_rt. Simply outstanding! 👏
The greatest ODI batsman of all time? #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/Px7L3EIoLa— ICC (@ICC) October 24, 2018
Virat Kohli is the fastest to 10,000 runs in ODIs in terms of balls faced (10,813) as well as innings batted (205).— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) October 24, 2018
He has broken Sanath Jayasuriya's record who completed 10K runs off 11,296 balls and Sachin Tendulkar who did it in 259 innings. #KingKohli
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) October 24, 2018
Fastest 10k odi runs.Legendary stuff from #ViratKohli 👏👏👏— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 24, 2018
Looks like the 🐐 is at it again ... !!!! #INDvsWI— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 24, 2018
Take a bow Virat! Congratulations !@imVkohli— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) October 24, 2018
Kohli, playing his 213th ODI, took a single off spinner Ashley Nurse to reach the milestone. He is just the 13th batsman, and fifth Indian, to join the elite list.
Earlier on Wednesday, Kohli surpassed Tendulkar as the highest scoring Indian against West Indies in ODIs, going past his 1573 run mark.
The flamboyant right-hander is also in line to score 1000 ODI runs in a calendar year after achieving the feat five times during 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017....