Virat Kohli becomes fastest cricketer to score 10k ODI runs

Kohli smashes Tendulkar's record in reaching 10 000 ODI runs

Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record as fastest to 10,000 ODI runs

Kohli reached the milestone in 205 innings and thus broke Sachin Tendulkar's record.

Kohli began his 213th ODI needing 81 runs for 10,000, having struck 140 in Sunday's clash in Guwahati, and moved to the milestone with a single off Ashley Nurse before reaching three figures from 106 balls by thrashing Marlon Samuels to the cover fence. "Then the runs become more anyway", Kohli said.

With the way Kohli is performing, Tendulkar's mark of 49 ODI centuries, the most by a cricketer is under a huge threat.

"My duty is to score runs and having done that for a long period now everything else collected together for this moment, but the intention should be every game to just look for what the team needs and score as many runs as possible". India were at a hard position in Guwahati, but Kohli led the team out of troubled waters.

After reaching his century, the Indian captain opened his shoulders and clobbered sixes and boundaries for fun and raced past 150, which his fourth score of more than 150. Tendulkar was the first batsman to get to 10,000 runs, making history against Australia on March 31, 2001 in his 259th innings.

Kohli has racked up hundreds for fun in his ODI career so far, but the numbers below indicate Tendulkar was well ahead of his peers on this factor too. You still have to work hard for every run that you score at the worldwide level, because there are a lot of people who want this very badly. In the modern era, Kohli has been compared to other great players of his generation like Kane Williamson, Joe Root and Steve Smith. Kohli has remained not-out 28 times in 116 innings when batting second, giving him a much higher average, and hence a higher average ratio.

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