Published: Sun, October 28, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Virat Kohli Fastest To Reach 10000 ODI Runs

Virat Kohli Fastest To Reach 10000 ODI Runs

Virat Kohli was once again the star with the bat for India, as he went past several milestones in what was a record breaking knock, to bring up his 37th ODI hundred and 61st in global cricket. The Bangladeshi veteran Mushfiqur Rahim wasn't the one to miss out on the occasion either, taking to Twitter to write, "Congratulations to one and only sir virat kohli for reaching 10k runs in the blink of an eye". The knock came off just 129 balls and was studded with 13 fours and 4 sixes. He went past the likes of Sachin Tendulkar (259 innings) and Sourav Ganguly (263 innings), Ricky Ponting (266 innings) and Rahul Dravid (287 innings) to put his name on the top of the table.

"If I were you, I would visit the bookstore and pick up the Oxford dictionary", Shastri had said after a Kohli century guided India to victory over South Africa in February. Kohli, playing his 213th ODI, took a single off spinner Ashley Nurse to reach the milestone. However, Kohli and Ambati Rayudu stitched together a partnership of 139 runs to bail India out of trouble. He broke Sachin Tendulkar's record to become the fastest man to achieve this record. On Wednesday, Virat Kohli became the 13th batsman to reach the milestone. Indian skipper Virat Kohli remained not out on 157. However, should he continue at his current pace, Kohli - still only 29 - will surely surpass that number before the end of his career.

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