Kohli smashes Tendulkar's record in reaching 10 000 ODI runs

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Virat Kohli Wednesday became the fastest to score 10,000 runs in One-day Internationals, rewriting, fittingly enough, the iconic Sachin Tendulkar's record and compounding the cricket community's conundrum to find the right superlatives for his phenomenal batting.

Kohli, 29, took just 205 innings to reach the landmark.

The previous record was held by Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar. He bettered his own record of 1000 runs in a year in 15 matches set in 2012 and Hashim amla's record in same number of matches in 2010.

He got to 10,000 runs with a single off spinner Ashley Nurse in his 213th ODI.

"If I have to dive six times in an over, I will do that for the team", said Kohli. Earlier this year during the ODI leg of the South African tour, Kohli became the fastest to reach the 9000 ODI runs too.

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The 29-year-old, who is ranked No.1 on the ICC batting charts, is inarguably the best batsman in the 50-over format now in the world. India were at a hard position in Guwahati, but Kohli led the team out of troubled waters.

Stating that he is grateful Kohli also said that records do not matter much to him. Freakish numbers indeed! With five centuries and three fifties, Kohli's appetite for centuries is enormous.

If one has a glance at his figures in 2018, Kohli took just 11 innings to go from 9000 to 10,000 runs.

However, Shai Hope (123no) smashed the final ball of the match, bowled by Umesh Yadav, for four to take Windies on to 321-7 in the second game of the five-match series, India having won Sunday's opener by eight wickets.

Besides Tendulkar and Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rahul Dravid are the other Indian cricketers to cross 10000 runs in the format.