Virat Kohli has added another milestone to his record-setting ODI career, becoming the fastest batsman in the game’s history to reach 10,000 runs.
Virat Kohli has added another milestone to his record-setting ODI career, becoming the fastest batsman in the game’s history to reach 10,000 runs.

Virat Kohli notched up his third-highest ODI score with a 129-ball unbeaten 157-run knock in the 2nd ODI against West Indies at the the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam on the Wednesday, helping India to 321/6.

In the process the Indian skipper broke several records and set quite a few personal milestone as well.

Fastest to 10000 runs

Virat Kohli has added another milestone to his record-setting ODI career, becoming the fastest batsman in the game’s history to reach 10,000 runs. Kohli achieved the landmark in his 205th ODI innings, a whopping 54 fewer than Sachin Tendulkar needed in 2001. Tendulkar was the first batsman to get to 10,000 runs, making history against Australia on March 31, 2001 in his 259th innings.

4000 ODI runs in India, third batsman after Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni to reach the feat

Kohli became the third batsman after Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni to complete 4000 runs in ODIs at home. Kohli, who also registered his 49th fifty, took 78 innings to reach the 4000-run mark, the quickest to achieve the feat. Former South Africa skipper AB de Villiers took 91 innings to reach 4000 ODI runs.

Fewest innings to 1000 runs in a calendar year

Virat Kohli registered 1000 plus runs in the 2018 in just 11 ODIs thus making him the quickest to the landmark. He bettered his own record of 1000 runs in a year in 15 matches set in 2012 and Hashim amla’s record in same number of matches in 2010. David Gower had competed 1000 ODI runs in 1983 while Shane Watson, Kumar Sangakkara and Ab de Villiers also took the same number of matches in 2011, 2013 and 2015, respectively.

150 plus score

With his fourth 150 plus score, Kohli equalled Chris Gayle, Amla and Sanath Jayasuriya to be placed at third place for most 150 plus scores in ODIs behind Rohit Sharma (6) and Sachin Tendulkar and David Warner (5).

Most runs for an Indian player against West Indies

Kohli also broke another record that belonged to Tendulkar. Kohli became the highest run scorer for India against the West Indies on Wednesday. He has scored 1,684 runs, while the next in line — Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly — have scored 1,573, 1,348 and 1,142 respectively.

Most 100s against WI

Kohli’s 157 was his sixth century against West Indies making him the player with most hundreds in ODIs against West Indies surpassing the mar of five 100s by Herschelle Gibbs, Amla and Ab de Villiers.