India captain Virat Kohli. @ PTI
India captain Virat Kohli. @ PTI

India captain Virat Kohli breaks records for fun. In the second one-dayer against the West Indies at Vizag on Wednesday, 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.

Kohli, who is 81 shy of reaching the elite 10,000 ODI run club, was dropped on 44 in the 23rd over after he mistimed a drive right over mid off. West Indies skipper Jason Holder was running towards the ropes to take the catch, but ended up dropping it, much to the disappointment of debutante Obed McCoy, who would have had Kohli as his first international wicket.

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 1,575 runs, while the next in line — Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly — have scored 1,573, 1,348 and 1,142 respectively.