Kohli fastest to complete 10,000 ODI runs

Following the limited-overs series against the Windies Kohli and co will travel to Australia where they will play a full-fledged series down under as they prepare for next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup in England

Following the limited-overs series against the Windies Kohli and co will travel to Australia where they will play a full-fledged series down under as they prepare for next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup in England

If captain Virat Kohli adds another 81 runs to his awe-inspiring tally, he will become the fastest man to 10,000 runs in this format, surpassing the iconic Sachin Tendulkar.

Given the current red-hot form Kohli is at the moment, after than outrageous 140-run knock against the Windies in the first ODI, one can easily expect the aggressive batsman to make the necessary runs to complete the task.

He is just the 13th batsman, and fifth Indian, to join the elite list. Tendulkar took 259 innings to get there, while Kohli has so far batted in 205 innings.

The Indian squad for 3rd, 4th and 5th ODI against the West Indies: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey.

Looks like the captain's achievement has made every Indian proud and now expectations from Kohli are skyrocketing.

"If I were you, I would visit the bookstore and pick up the Oxford dictionary", Shastri had said after a Kohli century guided India to victory over South Africa in February. Having an enviable record at the Dr YSR ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium with scores of 118, 117, 99 and 65, Kohli began his latest innings with a boundary through the off-side.

India skipper Virat Kohli became Wednesday the fastest-ever batsman to reach 10,000 one-day worldwide runs, making history in his 205th innings against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam. He is now the world's No.1 batsman in both the Test and one-day formats.

Kohli also broke another record that belonged to Tendulkar. "It's only expected that Virat will reach many more batting milestones in future", BCCI acting president CK Khanna said. The first involved India and Zimbabwe in Indore in 1993, the second was the 2011 World Cup match at Chinnaswamy and the third here in Vizag on Wednesday.

Kohli received a clap on the back from batting partner Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who himself breached the 10,000 threshold in July.

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