Virat Kohli isn’t called the run-machine for no reason. Anushka Sharma’s “(what a) MAN” seems to be very high on John Cena’s slogan “Fear Less, Regret Nothing”!
In this article, we are going to have a look at a number of records that Virat Kohli broke or created after breaching the 10,000 run mark in ODIs, courtesy of the 2nd One-Day International against the Windies in Vizag.
This article might not go down well with pro Sachin Tendulkar fans, who, out of their loyalty to the retired cricketer, have been comparing the two legends ever since…
Fastest to 10,000 Runs
While Master-Blaster Sachin Tendulkar took 259 innings & 266 games, Kohli took only 205 innings & 213 matches to achieve the same.
Second Youngest to 10,000 Runs
Well, Tendulkar fans can rejoice at this point!
The Little-Master was just 27 years and 341 days of age when he reached the 10,000 ODI runs milestone. On the other hand, Virat Kohli was 29 years and 353 days old when he scored a humongous 157* against the relatively inexperienced Windies squad at Vizag.
1, 000 Runs in just 11 Innings
Blink and you miss a record by Virat Kohli!
The run-machine has been in such a scintillating form of late that he took just 11 innings to go from 9k to the 10k run-mark.
Best Strike Rate & Most Centuries
None of the other 12 players who achieved the milestone were close to Kohli’s strike rate of 92.85 and 37 centuries!
With an average of 59.62, Kohli doesn’t face any competition from the other members of the elite 10,000 run-club. The nearest to this unbelievable sort of statistic is MS Dhoni’s average of 51.30.
Surpassed Another Record by Sachin Tendulkar
When Kohli reached 48 in the 24th over during the 2nd ODI against West Indies in Vizag, he surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record (1573 runs) of most ODI runs by an Indian batsman against the Windies.
Feel proud as India now has the most number of cricketers in the 10,000 run club- Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni! #BleedBlue #JaiHind