Sachin Tendulkar had said in 2012 that if someone can break one of his records, it would be Rohit Sharma or Virat Kohli. And it seems that his words were true because team India skipper Virat Kohli has been on a record-shattering spree. Recently, he became the fastest batsman in the world to score 10,000 runs in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Virat Kohli broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record leaving behind the master blaster at the second spot.
Kohli achieved this milestone in the second ODI of the five-match series against the Windies on October 24, 2018, in Visakhapatnam. The 29-year-old achieved the target in 205 innings, surpassing his idol Sachin Tendulkar, who did it in 259.
Virat Kohli also scored his 37th ODI century. Here is his reaction after the achievement.
King Kohli 👑 pic.twitter.com/tNIJxt62ae
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 24, 2018
Virat Kohli is now the fifth Indian batsman and 13th overall to score 10,000 runs in the 50-over game. He is also the second youngest (29y 353d) to the milestone after Tendulkar (27y 341d).
After Virat Kohli Broke Sachin Tendulkar’s Record, the maestro took to Twitter to congratulate him.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 24, 2018
Other legends were also not behind in praising the Indian Skipper.
Software update all the time. Virat Kohli has redefined what consistency means. Got his 9000th odi run just 11 innings ago and got his 10000 th today, to go with his 37th century. Enjoy the phenomena #KingKohli pic.twitter.com/OPhvIsBRDJ
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— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 24, 2018
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) October 24, 2018
And the insanity continues with an undying intensity. Congratulations #KingKohli on 10,000 ODI runs and 37th century. The hunger, consistency and intensity is simply incredible pic.twitter.com/DGoP1GlZ01
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 24, 2018
Virat Kohli Becomes Fastest To 10,000 ODI Runs (205 Innings), Breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s Record (259 Innings).
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) October 24, 2018
We also congratulate the Indian skipper and wish that he breaks many more records in the coming days!