Kohli Fastest-Ever To Reach 10,000 ODI Runs

VISAKHAPATNAM — Virat Kohli surpassed fellow Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who first crossed the 10,000-run mark in 259 innings in 2001

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, 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.

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He received a clap on the back from batting partner Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who himself breached the 10,000 threshold in July.

“King Kohli”, as he is known in the Indian press, was dropped on 44 by his opposite number Jason Holder off debutant Obed McCoy, after electing to bat first.

The 10,000-run club in ODI cricket (name, country, matches, runs, centuries):

Sachin Tendulkar (IND)       463   18,426    49

Kumar Sangakkara (SRI)       404   14,234    25

Ricky Ponting (AUS)          375   13,704,   30

Sanath Jayasuriya (SRI)      445   13,430    28

Mahela Jayawardene (SRI)     448   12,650    19

Inzamam-ul-Haq (PAK)         378   11,739    10

Jacques Kallis (RSA)         328   11,579    17

Saurav Ganguly (IND)         311   11,363    22

Rahul Dravid (IND)           344   10,889    12

Brian Lara (WIS)             299   10,405    19

Tillakaratne Dilshan (SRI)   319   10,007    22

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (IND)   329   10,143    10

 

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