Wishes have been pouring in for Indian skipper Virat Kohli, after became the fastest batsman to reach the 10,000-run mark, achieving the feat in a mere 205 innings. He overtook his mentor and India's cricketing god Sachin Tendulkar, who took 259 innings to accomplish the feat.
Leading the way when it comes to paying tribute to Kohli after his record-breaking night is former Indian opener Virender Sehwag. The 'Nawab Of Najafgarh' took to Twitter to heap praise on the Indian skipper. In a message which begins with cryptic words, he writes:
"Software update all the time. Virat Kohli has redefined what consistency means. Got his 9000th odi run just 11 innings ago and got his 10000 th today, to go with his 37th century. Enjoy the phenomena #KingKohli"
Other legends of the game followed suite with congratulatory message for 'King Kohli'.
Kohli's sensational 157 against West Indies at Visakhapatnam meant he went past 1000 runs in ODI for this calendar year. The Indian skipper achieved this feat in a mere 11 innings, overtaking South Africa's Hashim Amla to become the fastest batsman to 1000 ODI runs in a calendar year. Kohli's average in ODIs this year presently stands at 149.42.
Further, he also became the quickest to 10,000 runs. In just 10 years and 68 days, the Indian skipper reached the 10k mark. In doing so, he became the quickest to reach the feat ever since debut, overtaking former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid, who had achieved the similar feat in 10 years and 317 days.
While Kohli created a number of records on Wednesday, he saw his side fail to win the second ODI. His unbeaten 157 propelled India to 321 for 6 in 50 overs. But Windies showed fight, and on the back of a sensational 94 by Shimron Hetmyer and unbeaten 123 by Shai Hope, managed to tie the match.