Kohli becomes fastest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs

Kohli becomes fastest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs

Kohli becomes fastest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs

Kohli also became the fourth Indian and 13th overall to score 10,000 runs in ODI cricket.

Kohli achieved the feat when he reached the 81-run mark.

The 29-year old stylish right-hander now is the fifth Indian cricketer and the 13th in all of the worldwide cricket to have scored 10,000 ODI runs. Fortune, too, was on Kohli's side as West Indies skipper Jason Holder dropped his Indian counterpart on 44. "I am sure that a lot of cricketers will take inspiration from Kohli in India and across the world as well".

"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 has been in sublime form across formats this year and has scored over 900 runs in ODIs alone. He is probably the number one in all three formats.

It is worth mentioning that Kohli and MS Dhoni are the only players in the list still playing global cricket. He achieved the feat in 10 years and 67 days from his ODI debut. "It's only expected that Virat will reach many more batting milestones in future", BCCI acting president CK Khanna said.

Following up on his 140 in the opening match in Guwahati, Kohli remained unbeaten on 157 for his 37th ODI hundred and took his side to 321-6 in their 50 overs, after winning the toss and opting to bat.

The other four Indians in the list are Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni.

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