Kohli fastest to complete 10,000 ODI runs

Rohit has been terrific with bat in 2018

Rohit has been terrific with bat in 2018

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.

Recommended News

  • Saudi official says Khashoggi's body given to 'local cooperator' inside rug

    Saudi official says Khashoggi's body given to 'local cooperator' inside rug

    He said: "They made the mistake when they killed Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate and they tried to cover up for it". Once close with the Saudi elites, Khashoggi fled the kingdom previous year in fear of possible prosecution.
    OnePlus has changed the 6T\'s launch date - because of Apple

    OnePlus has changed the 6T\'s launch date - because of Apple

    The announced move comes after Apple sent out invitations for its own product event for October 30 - in the same city, New York. It's not a small feat for OnePlus to change the date of a global event, but OnePlus doesn't want to be overshadowed by Apple .
    Multiple suspensions from Lakers-Rockets scuffle

    Multiple suspensions from Lakers-Rockets scuffle

    Saturday's on-court incident resulted in the suspensions of both players as well as Rondo's teammate, Brandon Ingram . He called Rondo's spitting "pretty disgusting". "Rajon has his own view of what happened", VanDeWeghe said.
  • Manchester City have four unavailable for Shakhtar test

    Manchester City have four unavailable for Shakhtar test

    Guardiola said he hoped Walker would be able to play against Shakhtar, adding that he had not wanted to "take a risk" by using him against Burnley.
    Terrifying Footage Shows Soccer Fans Go Flying on Runaway Escalator

    Terrifying Footage Shows Soccer Fans Go Flying on Runaway Escalator

    Footage on social media shows people being crushed at the bottom of the escalator as it runs out of control. Emergency services are at the scene and the station had been closed, Italian news agency Ansa reported.
    Trump Rallies in Elko

    Trump Rallies in Elko

    Trump has also visited Montana and Arizona in recent days as part of his effort to boost Republican turnout for the midterms. Bevan said that since "there's no escaping politics in our everyday lives", Americans are more tuned-in than ever before.
  • Researchers Have Found Microplastics in Human faeces for the First Time

    Researchers Have Found Microplastics in Human faeces for the First Time

    Data on human exposure to microplastics is very little, and the new study is the first to quantify the particles in human stool. The Austrian authors acknowledged that "further studies are necessary to assess the potential risk of microplastic for humans".
    I am puzzled by US' unprovoked moves: Putin

    I am puzzled by US' unprovoked moves: Putin

    Bolton also said that China's cyberattacks against the United States made Russian Federation seem like the "junior partner". Department of Defense, Chinese leaders seem committed to increasing such spending even as its economy slows.
    Raiders Are Reportedly Unhappy with Jon Gruden Trading Cooper

    Raiders Are Reportedly Unhappy with Jon Gruden Trading Cooper

    At this point, Jon Gruden is coaching and orchestrating like a man who knows he'll be employed far longer than any of his players. However, McKenzie also hinted that anyone on his roster was not safe from a trade.
  • Suspicious package sent to Hollywood actor Robert De Niro in NY

    Suspicious package sent to Hollywood actor Robert De Niro in NY

    NY police are investigating a suspicious package addressed to the actor De Niro and sent to his Tribeca property Thursday morning. The package sent to the actor also had the same return address as the others: that of Democratic US Rep.
    U.S. Navy Sends Two Warships Through the Taiwan Strait

    U.S. Navy Sends Two Warships Through the Taiwan Strait

    The transit coincides with a period of rising tension between Taiwan and China, which considers the island one of its provinces. Two US Navy warships have sailed through the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defence said in a statement Monday.
    The Cowboys Massively Overpaid for Amari Cooper

    The Cowboys Massively Overpaid for Amari Cooper

    The Raiders now have three picks in the first round, a setup that has been very successful for teams in recent seasons. He had no catches and was targeted just once in Oakland's loss to the Seahawks last week.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.