Virat Kohli surpassed fellow Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who first crossed the 10,000-run mark in 259 innings in 2001
India skipper Virat Kohli became Wednesday the fastest-ever batsman to reach 10,000 one-day international runs, making history in his 205th innings against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam.
The 29-year-old surpassed fellow Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who first crossed the 10,000-run mark in 259 innings in 2001.
Kohli, playing his 213th ODI, took a single off spinner Ashley Nurse to reach the milestone. He is just the 13th batsman, and fifth Indian, to join the elite list.
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India captain Virat Kohli has become the fastest batsman to reach 10,000 one-day international runs. pic.twitter.com/d6fhxUlceN
He received a clap on the back from batting partner Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who himself breached the 10,000 threshold in July.
"King Kohli", as he is known in the Indian press, was dropped on 44 by his opposite number Jason Holder off debutant Obed McCoy, after electing to bat first.
The 10,000-run club in ODI cricket (name, country, matches, runs, centuries):
Sachin Tendulkar (IND) 463 18,426 49
Kumar Sangakkara (SRI) 404 14,234 25
Ricky Ponting (AUS) 375 13,704, 30
Sanath Jayasuriya (SRI) 445 13,430 28
Mahela Jayawardene (SRI) 448 12,650 19
Inzamam-ul-Haq (PAK) 378 11,739 10
Jacques Kallis (RSA) 328 11,579 17
Saurav Ganguly (IND) 311 11,363 22
Rahul Dravid (IND) 344 10,889 12
Brian Lara (WIS) 299 10,405 19
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SRI) 319 10,007 22
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (IND) 329 10,143 10