Virat Kohli became the fastest man to reach 10,000 one-day international runs on Wednesday with another exhibition of batting for India against West Indies.
Kohli went into the second match of the series in Visakhapatnam needing 81 runs to become the 13th man – and the fifth Indian – to reach the milestone in the 50-over game.
And he was untroubled by the West Indies attack as achieved the feat in his 205th inning – 54 fewer than the legendary Sachin Tendulkar needed to reach the same total.
A routine single to long-on off the bowling of Ashley Nurse saw Kohli reach the landmark, the man most see as the world’s best batsman raising his arms to the sky as he took in the adulation of the adoring home crowd.
Tendulkar is well clear at the top of the list of highest ODI run scorers with 18,426. However, should he continue at his current pace, Kohli – still only 29 – will surely surpass that number before the end of his career.
King Kohli pic.twitter.com/tNIJxt62ae
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 24, 2018
10,000 ODI RUNS!@imvKohli reaches the milestone in his 205th ODI innings – 54 innings quicker than @sachin_rt. Simply outstanding!
The greatest ODI batsman of all time? #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/Px7L3EIoLa
— ICC (@ICC) October 24, 2018