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Virat Kohli Breaks Sachin Tendulkar's Record To Become The Fastest To 10,000 ODI Runs

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| October 24 , 2018 , 19:09 IST

Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli scripted history and once again proved his mettle in cricketing world as he went on to become the fastest to complete 10,000 ODI runs.

The 29-year-old has suppressed his idol, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar's record. He scored 157 not out in the 2nd ODI against West Indies on Wednesday to achieve the feat at the YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. It was his 37th career ODI ton.

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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.

Kohli, who scored a century in the first ODI a well, needed 81 runs to reach the landmark and the 29-year-old did it in style. Apart from Kohli, the other four Indians in the 10,000 ODI runs club are Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni. When he reached 48 in the 24th over of the Indian innings, Kohli also broke Tendulkar's record (1573) of most ODI runs by an Indian batsman against West Indies.

The 29-year-old Indian captain had a sensational year in both Tests and ODIs much like 2017. At the start of the year, he scored 871 runs across all three formats on the tour of South Africa. In the six-match ODI series, he had scored three hundred. He then scored two half-centuries in three ODIs in England before taking a break from the Asia Cup.