Kohli becomes fastest player to score 10,000 ODI runs, breaks Tendulkar’s record

Virat Kohli

Visakhapatnam, Oct 24: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is just unstoppable! The 29-year-old has become the fastest player to complete 10,000 ODI runs in One-day Internationals (ODI), breaking the god of cricket Sachin Tendulkar’s record in the 2nd ODI against West Indies at Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.

Tendulkar completed 10,000 ODI runs in 2001. He took 259 innings to reach the milestone at the age of 27 on March 31, 2001, in an ODI vs Australia in Indore, just 24 days shy of his 28th birthday. Kohli has reached the mark in just 205 innings. The Indian captain is 29.

Kohli is the fifth Indian batsman and 13th overall to achieve the landmark.

Besides Kohli and Tendulkar (18,426), the other Indian batters to achieve the feat are former skippers Sourav Ganguly (11,363), Rahul Dravid (10,889) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who reached the milestone not very long ago.

The rest are one player each from Pakistan, Australia, the West Indies, and South Africa.

Bangladesh, England, New Zealand and Zimbabwe are yet to have a player reach the 10,000-run mark in this format.

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