virat kohli became the fastest batsman to score 10,000 runs

Virat Kohli to reach 10,000 ODI runs as fastest batsman

Virat Kohli, on October 24, 2018, became the fastest batter to score 10,000 runs in one-day international matches, reaching the milestone in just 205 innings. With the feat, he beat the record of Sachin Tendulkar, who had accomplished the feat in 259 innings.

Kohli reached the milestone by batting in 81 during the second ODI against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam, India. He reached 10,000 races with only one of the pins of the spinner Ashley Nurse.

India is currently leading the series, 1-0. They had won the first seventy-two by 8 windows in Guwahati.

Key points

• Virat Kohli became the fifth Indian batter and 13th overall to reach 10000 ODI races.

Virat Kohli becomes the fastest hitter to reach 10,000 ODI runs

• The other Indians in the 10K elite club include Tendulkar (18426), Sourav Ganguly (11221), Rahul Dravid (10768) and MS Dhoni (10123).

• Overall, twelve other hitters have scored more than 10,000 runs in the ODI format.

• Tendulkar was the first in history to break the 10,000 mark in ODIs. He arrived there in 2001 against Australia in Indore.

• While Tendulkar tops the list with 18,426 runs, Kumar Sangakkara is second with 14,234 runs.

• In addition to Kohli, the only other active player on the list is MS Dhoni, who passed the milestone against England in Lord’s in 2018.

10K Club in ODIs

S.no

Name

Country

Runs

Innings

1.

Sachin Tendulkar

India

18426

259

2.

Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lanka

14234

296

3.

Ricky Ponting

Australia

13704

266

4.

Sanath Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka

13430

328

5.

Mahela Jayawardene

Sri Lanka

12650

333

6.

Inzamam-ul-Haq

Pakistan

11739

299

7.

Jacques Kallis

South Africa

11579

272

8.

Sourav Ganguly

India

11363

263

9.

Rahul Dravid

India

10889

287

10.

Brian Lara

West Indies

10405

278

11.

Tillekaratne Dilshan

Sri Lanka

10290

293

12.

MS Dhoni

India

10123

273

13.

Virat Kohli

India

10076

205

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