India captain Virat Kohli. @ AFP
India captain Virat Kohli. @ AFP

India captain Virat Kohli has made smashing records his hobby. During the first innings in the second Test against West Indies (which India won by 10 wickets), Kohli zoomed past former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq to hold the record for the most runs scored by a captain in Asia. In 42 matches, Kohli scored 4233 runs at a staggering average of 65.12. Misbhah arrived at the record after he scored 4214 runs in 56 matches at an average of 51.39.

In the upcoming five-match ODI series against West Indies which begins with the first ODI on October 21 in Guwahati, Kohli could smash another feat. The swashbuckling batsman, who has 9779 runs in 211 ODIs at an average of 58.20 is just 221 runs short to become the fifth Indian batsmen and 13th overall to reach 10,000 ODI runs. If Kohli does manage to arrive at the feat during the upcoming ODI series, he will join in the company of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni, who achieved the record earlier.

Tendulkar tops the record for the most ODI runs with 18,246. Sri Lanka s Kumar Sangakkara (14234 runs), Australia s Ricky Ponting (13704 runs), Sri Lankan duo of Sanath Jayasuriya (13430 runs) and Mahela Jayawardene (12650 runs), Pakistan s Inzamam-ul-Haq (11739 runs), South Africa s Jacques Kallis (11579 runs), Ganguly (11363 runs), Dravid (10889 runs), West Indies great Brian Lara (10405 runs), Sri Lanka s Tillakaratne Dilshan (10290 runs) and MS Dhoni (10123 runs) occupy the next positions respectively.