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MASSIVE | Virat Kohli Breaks Sachin Tendulkar's Record, Becomes Fastest Player To Score 10,000 ODI Runs

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest player to score 10,000 runs in the second ODI on Wednesday
  • The ace cricketer achieved the milestone in 205 innings, while it took Sachin Tendulkar 259 innings to achieve it

In a massive victory, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli breaks Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest player to score 10,000 runs in the second ODI during the India vs West Indies match at Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. The ace cricketer achieved the milestone in 205 innings, while it took Sachin Tendulkar 259 innings to achieve it.

With this success, Virat Kohli has also became the 13th batsman to join the league of players to score 10,000 runs in the cricketing history of the world, with MS Dhoni being the last player to achieve this glorious victory from India.

Besides Kohli and Dhoni, prominent Indian players including Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly have also made it to the list with their power-packed performances.

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This was Virat Kohli second game in the ODI format, since the bitter-sweet tour of England. The talismanic batsman showed that he had put the disappointment of the England tour behind him, and he meant business.

On October 13. the Indian cricket team skipper, Virat Kohli added another feather to his illustrious cap during his knock of 45 runs on the second day of the second Test match against West Indies, at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad. The Indian run-machine held the record for the most runs scored by an Asian captain in Test cricket. By doing so, he joined an elite list, featuring Sunil Gavaskar and MS Dhoni and had also surpassed Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq who was the previous holder of this record.

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Moreover, Virat Kohli has managed his feat for three consecutive years now, which has seen him joining the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Joe Root and Mathew Hayden, who have amassed the record the same number of times in the world cricketing arena. By doing so, he has also achieved this feat twice as captain and equaled South African skipper Graeme Smith's record, while Ricky Ponting sits on top, achieving the scores three times as skipper.

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