Virat Kohli has broken the world record of the fastest 10,000 one-day international runs, needing only 205 innings to get to the mark. He surpassed the record held by Sachin Tendulkar, who achieved the feat in 259 innings.
Kohli reached the milestone while batting on 81 during the second ODI against West Indies in Visakhapatnam. He took a single to long-on off the bowling of off-spinner Ashley Nurse.
Tendulkar, who was the first in history to breach the 10,000 mark in ODIs, got there in 2001 against Australia in Indore.
Twelve other batsmen have scored over 10,000 runs in the format. Tendulkar leads the list with 18,426 runs while Kumar Sangakkara is second with 14,234 runs. The only other active player on the list is MS Dhoni, who passed the milestone against England at Lord’s earlier this year.
Fastest to 10,000 runs in One-Day Internationals
|INNINGS||PLAYER||TEAM||REACHED ON||AGE||DAYS TAKEN|
|205||Virat Kohli||India||October 24, 2018||29 years, 353 days||3,719|
|259||Sachin Tendulkar||India||March 31, 2001||27 years, 341 days||4,121|
|263||Sourav Ganguly||India||August 3, 2005||33 years 26 days||4,953|
|266||Ricky Ponting||Australia||March 24, 2007||32 years, 95 days||4,420|
|272||Jacques Kallis||South Africa||January 23, 2009||33 years 99 days||4,763|
|273||M S Dhoni||India||July 14, 2018||37 years, 7 days||4,951|
|278||Brian Lara||West Indies||December 16, 2006||37 years 228 days||5,881|
|287||Rahul Dravid||India||February 14, 2007||34 years 34 days||3,969|
|293||Tillakaratne Dilshan||Sri Lanka||July 26, 2015||38 years, 285 days||5,706|
|296||Kumar Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||February 17, 2012||34 years 113 days||4,244|
|299||Inzamam-ul Haq||Pakistan||September 19, 2004||34 years 200 days||4,685|
|328||Sanath Jayasuriya||Sri Lanka||August 9, 2005||36 years, 40 days||5,705|
|333||Mahela Jayawardena||Sri Lanka||November 18, 2011||34 years 175 days||5046|
This is how Virat reached every progressive milestone of 1,000 runs:
|1,000||24||Quickest for India|
|2,000||53||4th Quickest for India|
|3,000||75||2nd Quickest for India after Shikhar Dhawan|
|4,000||93||4th Quickest in the world|
|5,000||114||Joint Second Quickest in the world after Hashim Amla with Viv Richards|
|6,000||136||Second Quickest in the world after Hashim Amla|
|7,000||161||Second Quickest in the world after Hashim Amla|
|8,000||175||Quickest in the world|
|9,000||194||Quickest in the world|
|10,000||205||Quickest in the world|
Two halves of Virat’s ODI career:
|First 5,000 runs||114||52.63||17||27|
|Next 5,000 runs||91||68.52||20||21|