Wankhede Stadium still resonates Sachin Sachin . It s the very venue where the Master played his final Test. It s the very venue where MS Dhoni struck that six and India lifted the 2011 World Cup. The entire stadium sang Happy Birthday to you when Sachin Tendulkar turned 44. He was at the venue as Mumbai Indians (MI) mentor.

From the Master to his pupil another Master, named ViratKohli. There have been instances where the Indian skipper turning for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has been booed by the crowd but eventually they began to love him.

When England toured here last December, the chants of Kohli Kohli did not stop. He delighted them with a double ton. Kohli seemed to be filling the Tendulkar void at this great venue.

The Indian captain is set to play his 200th ODI and Wankhede Stadium happens to be the lucky venue. He will play against the Kane Williamson-led New Zealand.

Let us relive some of Virat Kohli s memorable moments on the way to his 200th ODI through these pictures:

Those chubby days

Kohli became a household name after he lifted India to the 2008 Under-19 World Cup triumph.

Virat Kohli led a team that comprised of Ravindra Jadeja, Iqbal Abdullah in the Under-19 squad    Getty Images
Virat Kohli led a team that comprised of Ravindra Jadeja, Iqbal Abdullah in the Under-19 squad Getty Images

Impact on debut

India went on to win the ODIs by 3-2, which was also their first win against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka    Getty Images
India went on to win the ODIs by 3-2, which was also their first win against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka Getty Images

With India s openers Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag injured, Kohli was called as makeshift opener throughout the Sri Lanka series in 2008. Barely 19, he scored his first ODI fifty in the fourth game of the series. India went on to win the ODIs by 3-2. This marked their first bilateral ODI series win in Sri Lanka.

Even though Gambhir took the cake away with his 150, Gambhir gave the award to Kohli for his gritty century    Getty Images
Even though Gambhir took the cake away with his 150, Gambhir gave the award to Kohli for his gritty century Getty Images

Once again in the series against Sri Lanka at home, Kohli left his impact. He replaced Yuvraj Singh who was out due to fitness. Although he missed the third ODI upon return of Yuvraj, he found his place in fourth. Yuvraj s finger injury was Kohli s gain. In 2009, Kohli brought up his maiden ODI century. He also built a double-century stand along with Gautam Gambhir. Even though Gambhir took the cake away with his 150, Gambhir gave the award to Kohli for his gritty knock.

2011 World Cup

India won the final at Wankhede against Sri Lanka    Getty Images
India won the final at Wankhede against Sri Lanka Getty Images

The 10th Cricket World Cup saw India emerge as champions. They were the first country to win the World Cup on home soil. They defeated Sri Lanka in the final by 6 wickets. Dhoni grabbed all the eyeballs for his 79-ball 91 and was awarded Man of the Match while Yuvraj was rewarded Man of the Tournament. Kohli was part of the 2011 winning team. He started the campaign with a century against Bangladesh

The beast awakens

His powerful knock overshadowed Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed   s tons    Getty Images
His powerful knock overshadowed Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed s tons Getty Images

During the 2012 Asia Cup, Kohli proved why he is a beast in ODIs. He spread his rich vein of form against Pakistan this time. Kohli registered his highest ODI score of 183 off 148 deliveries. His powerful knock overshadowed Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed s tons. India chased the target of 330 with 2.1 overs to spare. It was India s second win of the tournament.

Reaching new pinnacles

Virat Kohli's fastest century received able support from Shikhar Dhawan at the other end    Getty Images
Virat Kohli’s fastest century received able support from Shikhar Dhawan at the other end Getty Images

In the series against Australia in 2013, Kohli surpassed Sehwag s record achieved in 2009. He slammed the fastest-century by an Indian batsman in ODI, at Jaipur. Kohli, who hit 8 cracking fours and 7 sixes, scored his century in just 52 balls and bettered Sehwag’s record by 8 balls.

Virat Kohli's century earned him popularity instantly in Australia    Getty Images
Virat Kohli’s century earned him popularity instantly in Australia Getty Images

Following his successful series against Australia, Kohli soon surged to No. 1 spot in ODI rankings. A series aggregate of 344 runs at 114.66 helped him climb the No. 1 spot for the first time in his career.

Fastest finger first Virat Kohli and Hashim Amla

Virat Kohli was the player of the series that India won  by 3-2    Getty Images
Virat Kohli was the player of the series that India won by 3-2 Getty Images

During the series against West Indies in 2013, Kohli became the fastest to reach 5,000 runs in ODIs. He equalled Viv Richards record by getting to the record in 114 innings. Amla then beat the record by achieving the feat in 101 innings in 2015.

India clean swept Sri Lanka 5-0 and Virat Kohli was named Player of the Series again    Getty Images
India clean swept Sri Lanka 5-0 and Virat Kohli was named Player of the Series again Getty Images

In the 3rd ODI series against Sri Lanka in 2014, Kohli became the quickest to 6,000 ODI runs. It took Kohli only 136 innings to get to the landmark, in the process breaking a record set by Richards over 25 years ago. Soon Amla took over the throne in 2015 while playing against India. Amla s 6,000 runs came in just123 innings.

Although India lost the series by 4-1, Kohli cruised to his 25 ODI century    Getty Images
Although India lost the series by 4-1, Kohli cruised to his 25 ODI century Getty Images

In 2016 when India took on Australia at Canberra, Kohli became the fastest to 25 ODI centuries. He reached the feat in 162 innings. The old record was held by Tendulkar – 234 innings in 1998. It was also Kohli’s fifth century against Australia in ODIs, the third-most by a batsman after Tendulkar and Desmond Haynes. However, Amla found his ways here as well. In 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, Amla dethroned Kohli and became the quickest to 25 ODI centuries off 151 innings.

Kohli ended at No. 5 in the list of leading run-scorer during ICC Champions Trophy 2017    Getty Images
Kohli ended at No. 5 in the list of leading run-scorer during ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Getty Images

However, Kohli remains one step ahead of Amla. During the Champions Trophy 2017, Kohli became the fastest to 8,000 ODI runs off 175 innings the fastest by any cricketer. He surpassed AB de Villiers who got to the landmark in 182 innings.Amla is getting there. He is 619 runs away from the milestone.

He came, he saw and he conquered

Kohli became the second Indian in the list of most century scorers in ODIs    Getty Images
Kohli became the second Indian in the list of most century scorers in ODIs Getty Images

Kohli soon started leaving behind the legacy set by former Indian cricketers. It all started with Sourav Ganguly. During the fourth ODI against South Africa in 2015, Kohli brought up his 23rd ODI century in Chennai going past Ganguly, Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan in the all-time century makers list.

In an television interview, Kohli revealed that Dhoni had already informed him about resigning as limited-overs skipper    Getty Images
In an television interview, Kohli revealed that Dhoni had already informed him about resigning as limited-overs skipper Getty Images

In January 2017, Dhoni decided to relieve himself from the captainship responsibilities of limited-overs-cricket. Several cricket aficionados could not accept the truth. Dhoni being Dhoni broke the news in the wee hours of day. Since his Test retirement in 2014, Kohli was entrusted the Test captaincy. In span of two year s time, Kohli was declared captain across formats.

Kohli's run with records found no respite    Getty Images
Kohli’s run with records found no respite Getty Images

While India were competing against England at Kolkata in the ODI series, he became the quickest batsman in the world to complete 1,000 runs as captain in ODIs. Kohli took just 17 innings to get to the milestone, ahead of de Villiers (18), Kane Williamson (20), Alastair Cook (21) and Ganguly (22).

De Villiers achieved his feat in 41 innings    Getty Images
De Villiers achieved his feat in 41 innings Getty Images

And with a blink of the eye, Kohli also completed 2,000 ODI runs as captain. During the fourth ODI against Australia in Bangalore last month, he achieved this feat in 36 innings. Kohli once again went past de Villiers.

Kohli also became the first captain to score two centuries against West Indies at their backyard    Getty Images
Kohli also became the first captain to score two centuries against West Indies at their backyard Getty Images

There have been numerous comparisons between Tendulkar and Kohli. Although Kohli has brushed those aside, he is knowingly or unknowingly getting there. In the fifth ODI against West Indies in June, Kohli scored yet another fluent century. It was his 28th ODI century, 18 of which have come while chasing. Tendulkar took 232 innings to reach 17, while Kohli had reached the milestone in only 102 innings.

Virat Kohli is just one ton away from surpassing Ricky Ponting    Getty Images
Virat Kohli is just one ton away from surpassing Ricky Ponting Getty Images

During the Sri Lanka ODI series, Kohli unlocked two milestones. He got to his 29th ODI century, surpassing Sanath Jayasuriya s to get to third on the list of most centuries in ODI cricket. He was then one behind Ricky Ponting. Nevertheless, he equalled Ponting as well in the next by bringing up his 30th ODI century.

Kohli is now just one away from surpassing Ponting and claim the second spot behind Tendulkar. Can he make it happen at Wankhede on October 22?

Awards galore

The then President Pranab Mukherjee honoured Kohli with the prestigious award    Getty Images
The then President Pranab Mukherjee honoured Kohli with the prestigious award Getty Images

For Kohli s outstanding achievement in sports for the country, he was presented with the Arjuna award in 2013.

   God has been kind    is what Kohli tweeted when he was awarded Padma Shri recently    Getty Images
God has been kind is what Kohli tweeted when he was awarded Padma Shri recently Getty Images

Kohli received the highest level of award once again from the then President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in August 2017.