Virat Kohli 10000 ODI Runs – Smashed back-to-back Hundreds to make World Record of Fastest 10,000 ODI Runs. The Indian captain becomes the fastest batsman to 10,000 ODI runs. He lifts his arms to the sky, then kisses his ring finger, a salute to his wife, and then looks back at Dhoni with a cheeky old grin. Insane numbers for Kohl. He beats Tendulkar’s record by a whopping 54 innings and becomes the fastest man to 10,000 ODI runs. The pace at which he churns out runs is unbelievable. The discipline that he has to cut out all kinds of risk from his game, that computer in his head that decides which way the bat should turn to pick the gap, all of that has been on show in this innings
Back to Back Centuries, he’s done that seven times over his career now! That’s 14 ODI hundreds. For context, Rahul Dravid only ever made 12 in all the time he played for India. Overall, it’s century no. 37. It’s also century no. 30 at No. 3 – taking him past another bonafide legend – Ricky Ponting. His celebration was pretty cool too – pointed at his bat and made the hand-signal for ‘talking’. Bat doing the talking.
Kohli got from 9k to 10k ODI runs in just 11 innings!
He scored the most ODI hundreds as a No. 3 batsman. Will get it at half the innings from Ricky Ponting at No. 2. In ODIs, batting order dictates the number of runs scored to a big extent. Dhoni got to 10K runs in 14 extra innings over Sachin, while being a lower middle order batsman throughout his career. While Sachin started out in the middle order in the era of lower run rates.
Fun Fact – All Indians who scored 10,000 ODI Runs – Sachin, Ganguly, Dravid, Dhoni and now Kohli reached the milestone within a month Before/After their Birthdays. Though Dhoni is only one who reached in the same month of his Birthday – July. Also, let me remind Kohli’s Birthday coming in 12 days.