Virat Kohli – fastest batsman to reach 10k ODI runs

Virat Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to reach 10,000 one-day international runs against West Indies in Visakhapatnam.

Kohli, who achieved the feat in his 205th innings, surpassed India legend Sachin Tendulkar, who did it in 259 innings in 2001.

He got to 10,000 runs with a single off spinner Ashley Nurse in his 213th ODI.

The 29-year-old is the 13th batsman to reach the milestone and the fifth Indian.

Kohli, the No.1 batsman in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Rankings, has been part of the winning team at two marquee tournaments – the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

Here’s a look at some of his most impressive numbers in ODI cricket.

58.69 – Virat Kohli’s ODI average, the highest for any batsman with more than 2000 ODI runs

– Number of people with more ODI hundreds than Kohli. With 49 … who could it be?

183 – Kohli’s highest ODI score, against Pakistan in Dhaka in the 2012 Asia Cup

2 – Number of times, so far, that Kohli has won the ICC’s ODI Player of the Year award. He first won it back in 2012 before repeating the feat in 2017

35 – Kohli was also the fastest man to hit 35 ODI centuries – even quicker than Sachin! For that matter, he was also the fastest ever to 8000 and 9000 ODI runs

911 – The highest ever ICC ODI batting points ranking by an Indian – and the highest by any player for 27 years. When Kohli reached the mark in July 2018, it gave him the seventh-highest ranking of all time, after Sir Viv Richards (935 in 1985), Zaheer Abbas (931 in 1983), Greg Chappell (921 in 1981), David Gower (919 in 1983), Dean Jones (918 in 1991) and Javed Miandad (910 in 1987)

Top five fastest men to 10,000 ODI runs
Virat Kohli (Ind)205 innings
Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)259 innings
Sourav Ganguly (Ind)263 innings
Ricky Ponting (Aus)266 innings
Jacques Kallis (SA)272 innings

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