India vs West Indies 2nd ODI at Vizag: India captain Virat Kohli ticked another milestone in his glittering and illustrious career as he became the fastest in the world to reach the 10,000-run mark in ODI history. During the second ODI against Windies in Vizag, Kohli touched the magical 10K mark in his 205th ODI innings. With this knock, he went past the likes of Sachin Tendulkar (259 innings) and Sourav Ganguly (263 innings), Ricky Ponting (266 innings) and Rahul Dravid (287 innings) to put his name on the top of the table. Also Read - T Natarajan Lauds Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane Captaincy After Impressive Team India Debut in Australia, Recalls Emotional Moment
Kohli has become the fourth Indian batsmen ever to touch the magical 10,000-run mark. Overall, he became the 13th cricketer in the world to gun down the daunting 10K mark. The 29-year old is already the No.11 batsman in the world in Tests and ODIs apart from being a part of a World Cup-winning team. His average of 58.69 is the highest in ODI cricket history (minimum 50 innings), just shows that he is way ahead of his contemporaries. Also Read - Ajinkya Rahane's Inspirational Speech After Historic Series Win Over Australia Goes Viral, Says It's a Massive, Massive Moment For us | WATCH VIDEO
Kohli also scaled another magnificent record as he becomes the fastest batsman in terms of career-span to reach the 10,000- club. He achieve the feat in 10 years and 67 days from his ODI debut. Rahul Dravid was the previous fastest in terms of career span (10 years, 317 Days). Also Read - IPL 2021: RCB Captain Virat Kohli is Humble And Easy to Approach: Josh Philippe
With 36 centuries against his name in ODI format, Kohli’s consistency and class is simply impossible to match in the coloured outfit. In total, he has 60 international tons. The rate at which he is breaching landmarks and setting new records, it will not be strange to believe that all cricketing records are under threat and he should get them by the time he retires from the game.
At 29 years, 353 days, Kohli also becomes the second-youngest batsman (in terms of age) after Sachin Tendulkar (27 years, 342 days) in ODI cricket history to aggregate 10,000 runs. Ponting reached the milestone at 32 years, 95 days, Ganguly at 33 years, 25 days and Kallis at 33 years, 99 days.
Meanwhile, India has won the toss and opted to bat first at Vizag, which again is one of Indian skippers favourite hunting grounds. The India skipper has played four ODI matches in Vizag and has scored 399 runs at an average of 99.75.
Meanwhile, the men in blue have already taken a 1-0 lead in the ongoing five-match ODI series, they thumped the touring side by eight wickets in Guwahati. Both Kohli and Rohit Sharma slammed centuries in that match.
Windies (Playing XI): Kieran Powell, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope (wk), Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder (C), Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Obed McCoy
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal