Stats: Virat Kohli completes 10,000 ODI runs

Stats: Virat Kohli completes 10,000 ODI runs

Kohli remained unbeaten until the end to score 157 runs as India posted 321 runs on the board.

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Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virat Kohli is always busy creating records. On Wednesday, the right-hander became the proud owner of yet another record. It was in the 38th over of the second ODI against the Windies in Vishakhapatnam that Kohli stepped out of the crease against spinner Ashley Nurse and drove to long on to become the latest member of 10,000 runs in the 50-over format.

The batsman, who will turn 30 on November 5, is the fifth Indian and 13th overall to become a member of the elite club and is by far the fastest to reach the milestone. Kohli completed 10,000 runs in 213 matches and 205 innings. He took just 11 innings to reach 10,000 from 9,000 runs and in the process, smashed the record of the great Sachin Tendulkar who was the previous fastest to enter the club in 266 matches and 259 innings.

The three other Indians who are also members of the club: Sourav Ganguly (11,363 runs), Rahul Dravid (10,889 runs) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (10,125* runs) achieved the feat in 272 matches/262 innings, 309 matches/287 innings and 320 matches/273 innings, respectively.

Who are the others in the list?

The other non-Indian members of the club are Australia’s Ricky Ponting (272 matches/266 innings), South Africa’s Jacques Kallis (286 matches/272 innings), Windies’ Brian Lara (287 matches/278 innings), Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan (319 matches/293 innings), Kumar Sangakkara (315 matches/296 innings), Pakistan’s Inzamam-ul-Haq (322 matches/299 innings), Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya (337 matches/328 innings) and his compatriot Mahela Jayawardene (355 matches/333 innings).

Tendulkar is the top scorer in the ODI list with 18,426 runs in 463 matches at an average of 44.83 with 49 centuries and 96 fifties while Kohli averages 59.11 at the moment and has 37 tons and 49 half-centuries to his name till the second ODI in Vishakhapatnam. He now has 61 international centuries and is only 39 away from equalling the great Tendulkar in terms of the number three-figure scores across all the formats.

Virat Kohli didn’t stop even after reaching his century and slammed runs for fun eventually staying unbeaten on 157 as India posted a mammoth total of 321 runs in 50 overs.

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