The cricket world salutes King Kohli for his majestic 10k milestone
Virat Kohli continued to raise the standard of cricket with another century – his number 37 – and in the process completed 10,000 runs in One-Day cricket.
Kohli surpassed the record of Sachin Tendulkar as the fastest batsman to complete 10,000 runs in ODI cricket. While the Master Blaster took 259 innings to achieve the milestone, Kohli did it in 54 less innings to complete 10,000 runs.
He is also the fastest batsman to achieve the milestone in terms of innings, balls faced, quickest from debut and also with the highest average.
Apart from Tendulkar and Kohli, Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni are the other batsmen to have achieved the landmark of completing 10,000 ODI runs.
Twitter couldn’t stop praising this superhuman for his consistency and many cricketers from all over the world congratulated the India skipper for his records and 37th century. It was also Kohli’s second century in as many matches for the India captain.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 24, 2018
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
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 24, 2018
King Kohli 👑 pic.twitter.com/tNIJxt62ae
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 24, 2018
Fastest 10k odi runs.Legendary stuff from #ViratKohli 👏👏👏
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 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
Looks like the 🐐 is at it again … !!!! #INDvsWI
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 24, 2018
“Century pe century baar baar, run hue pure dus hazaar!”
Heartiest congratulations brother @imVkohli 👏
Fastest player ever to complete 10,000 ODI runs! What a remarkable journey it’s been so far!#ViratKohli #Virat10K pic.twitter.com/HRzLEGaxzN
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) October 24, 2018
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 24, 2018
37 ODI hundred for the big man Virat Kohli. His consistancy has been phenomenal throughout his career. #INDvWI
— R P Singh (@rpsingh) October 24, 2018
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) October 24, 2018
Congratulations to @imVkohli to achieve milestone of 10000 runs in ODI cricket 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 , Great player & Humble human 👍🏼 , u entertaining all fans of cricket with ur Skills , Passion & determination , stay blessed
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) October 24, 2018
— Ian Bell (@Ian_Bell) October 24, 2018
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) October 24, 2018
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) October 24, 2018
— Karun Nair (@karun126) October 24, 2018
Take a bow @imVkohli Congratulations for completing 10000 runs in white ball 👏👏. What a breathtaking way to complete the milestone in 205 matches.
“BEST OF THE BEST”
— Tilan Samaraweera (@TilanSam) October 24, 2018
Kohli made 157 runs in just 129 deliveries with 13 fours and four massive sixes as made 321 for six wickets in 50 overs. He was well supported by Ambati Rayudu, who made 73 runs, sharing a 139-run partnership with the skipper to rescue his side for a 40/2 situation.
India currently leads the five-match ODI series by 1-0 after beating West Indies by eight wickets in the first match in Guwahati.