Stats: Virat Kohli the fastest to score 10,000 runs in List A cricket

Stats: Virat Kohli the fastest to score 10,000 runs in List A cricket

Kohli achieved this feat during the 5th ODI against Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS) with help of his 30th century in ODI cricket.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli’s golden period in the limited-overs cricket continues as the Indian skipper in all the three format now bagged a new record becoming fastest to a milestone. For a change, this time Kohli has set a new record not in the ODI cricket but in List A cricket overall as the 28-year-old raced to 10,000 runs in this format in just 219 innings to become the quickest to the landmark. Kohli achieved this feat during the 5th ODI against Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS) with help of his 30th century in ODI cricket and 34th in List A.

He is the 100th player to scale the 10000-runs mountain in the List A format and became the fastest to get there by breaking AB de Villiers’ record. The South African, who recently gave up captaincy, was the previous fastest to attain the milestone during the Tri-national series in West Indies, 2016. He took 225 innings to complete 10,000 List A runs while his fellow country man Jacques Rudolph completed 10,000 runs in 240 innings recently. Kohli achieved the milestone when he reached his individual score of 81 runs as he came into the match with a tally of 9919 runs.

Fastest to 10,000 runs in List A cricket: (In terms of innings)

While Kohli became the 100th player overall to complete 10,000 runs in the professional One-Day cricket format, he also became only the 8th Indian to reach the milestone. Before Kohli, the fastest among the seven Indians was Sourav Ganguly, who got there in 252 innings. Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni stand behind Ganguly as they needed 257 and 269 innings respectively. Mohammad Azharuddin is the slowest Indian to the mark as he took 313 innings to breach past the mark.

Fastest Indians to complete 10,000 runs in List A cricket:

(Stats as on September 3, 2017)