Virat is fastest batsman to score 10,000 runs in one dayers
October 25, 2018
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has achieved another landmark in his career.
Kohli has become the fastest batsman to score 10,000 runs in the history of One Day International cricket.
He completed this feat during the match against Windies yesterday. It was also the 205th innings played by the Indian cricket star.
Virat is the 13th batsman in the world and fifth Indian player overall to reach the mark.
He broke the record of former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who had made 10,000 ODI runs after playing 259 innings. Tendulkar reached the high score in 2001 while playing against Australia.
Several people took to social media to congratulate and celebrate Virat's achievement.
Cricketer Mithali Dorai Raj tweeted,
Heartiest congratulations to run machine @imVkohli on hitting fastest 10,000 runs in ODI Cricket .
Australian player Ricky Ponting had taken 266 innings to achieve the same run count.
Virat is also one of the most successful team captains and has lead India through several victories.
Player Jasprit Bumrah also shared his happiness and tweeted, "10,000 ODI runs and in no time!! Congratulations on the record @imVkohli #Virat10k."
Many people expressed their excitement on social networking sites. It is indeed a proud and happy moment for Indian cricket fans.