Virat Kohli reached his 9,000th ODI run in 194th innings    AFP
Virat Kohli reached his 9,000th ODI run in 194th innings AFP

Virat Kohli, true to his reputation, became the quickest to reach 9,000 runs in One-Day Internationals (ODI). Needing 83 runs prior to the third ODI between India and New Zealand, Kohli took as many balls to rewrite history.

He reached this tally in 194 innings 11 less than South Africa s AB de Villiers (205). This is now also the fastest for an Indian batsman; Sourav Ganguly did it in 226 innings. Kohli is now the fifth Indian to attain this feat (Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni, and Mohammad Azharuddin) and 19th player across the globe.

He also became the quickest (93 inns) to reach 5,000 runs across formats as captain. He also went past Ricky Ponting’s record tally of 1,424 ODI runs in a calendar year (2007).

During this knock, Kohli also surpassed his tally of 1,318 ODI runs in a year set in 2011. He also became the first Indian to score 2,000 runs across formats in 2017. He is also the second-ever Indian to achieve this feat in back-to-back years Sachin Tendulkar being the obvious first.

He went on to record his 32nd ODI ton. Kohli also holds the record for fastest to 8,000 ODI runs.