Kohli pips Tendulkar to become fastest to 10,000 ODI runs

Elena Summers
October 28, 2018

Today he broke Sachin Tendulkar's record as the fastest batsman to score 10,000 one-day worldwide runs.

And with his latest century, Kohli achieved yet another milestone.

And he was untroubled by the West Indies attack as achieved the feat in his 205th inning - 54 fewer than the legendary Sachin Tendulkar needed to reach the same total. Kohli also became the fourth Indian and 13th overall to score 10,000 runs in ODI cricket.

Some years ago, Sachin Tendulkar, after scoring his 100th global century, said he would love to see an Indian - someone like Kohli or Rohit Sharma - break his records.

Kohli's journey has been awe-inspiring, from his first-class debut, winning the U-19 World Cup, captaining the Indian team, to rewriting batting records at will. The 29-year old became the fastest to complete 10,0000 runs in ODI cricket. He is probably the number one in all three formats.

The record now stands in the name of the iconic Sachin Tendulkar, who took 259 innings to get there, while Kohli has so far played 204 innings. MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant both failed to last long and were dismissed cheaply, leaving Kohli to take up the big hitting role towards the end of the innings which he nailed perfectly on this particular occasion. He went past Rahul Dravid's record of 10 years 317 days.

Following up on his 140 in the opening match in Guwahati, Kohli remained unbeaten on 157 for his 37th ODI hundred and took his side to 6-321 in their 50 overs, after the hosts won the toss and opted to bat.

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