Michael Vaughan tweets ‘GOAT’ as Virat Kohli enters the 10,000 club
Kohli also smashed his 37th ODI century after reaching the milestone.
Updated - Oct 24, 2018 5:11 pm
Michael Vaughan is at it again. The former England captain had termed Indian captain Virat Kohli “GOAT” in a tweet after the latter scored a scintillating 140 against the Windies in the first ODI in Guwahati on October 21. Vaughan used an image of the animal to call the run-machine the “Greatest Of All Time”, thus the abbreviation GOAT.
On Wednesday, he came up with yet another tweet with the image of the same animal as the Indian captain picked up yet another half-century and looked strong to hit his 37th ODI hundred.
Kohli makes it to the 10k club
India are currently cruising after Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat in the second ODI against the Windies in Visakhapatnam. The other centurion of the last game, Rohit Sharma, failed to score more than four in this game and his partner Shikhar Dhawan also fell for 29. It was then Kohli who put up a partnership of 139 runs with Ambati Rayudu (73) in less than 24 overs before the latter got bowled by Ashley Nurse. When on 81, Kohli also completed his 10,000th run in the ODIs and became the fifth Indian and the 13th batsman overall to enter the elite club.
Vaughan was quick to express his admiration for yet another Kohli epic and tweeted: “Looks like the GOAT is at it again…!!!!”
Looks like the 🐐 is at it again … !!!! #INDvsWI
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 24, 2018
Virat Kohli completed his 10,000th international run in his 213th match and 205th innings and it is the fastest by far. The earlier fastest to reach the 10,000 club was Kohli’s compatriot Sachin Tendulkar who did it in 266 matches and 259 innings. The four other Indian batsmen who are in the list are Sourav Ganguly (11,363 runs), Rahul Dravid (10,889 runs) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (10,125* runs).
India are leading the five-match ODI series 1-0 after their thumping eight-wicket victory in Guwahati and another win in Vishakhapatnam would take them an inch closer to yet another ODI series victory over the Caribbeans who has last beat them in a 50-over series back in 2006.