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WATCH: Virat Kohli Gives Perfect Response To Critics With 'let The Bat Do The Talking' Celebration

Written By Dylan Dsouza | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Virat Kohli scripted history by becoming the fastest batsman in ODI history to reach the 10,000-run mark in the format.
  • After reaching the three-figure mark, Virat Kohli gestured with his hand and later pointed towards his bat.

There's no stopping Virat Kohli when he is on song. The Indian skipper further enhanced his reputation as one of the best batsmen in the world with his sensational unbeaten 157 against West Indies in the second ODI at Visakhapatnam.

Virat Kohli scripted history by becoming the fastest batsman in ODI history to reach the 10,000-run mark in the format. The Indian skipper achieved this feat in his 205th innings, overtaking his mentor Sachin Tendulkar who had reached the same number in 259 innings

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While it has now become a common sight to see Virat Kohli break a record, every time he steps onto the pitch. However, there some people who still some disregard his capabilities when it comes to leading from the front.

In a fitting reply to the critics, Virat Kohli celebrated by 'letting his bat to the talking', literally. The Indian skipper after reaching the three-figure mark gestured with his hand and later pointed towards his bat. Here's a video of the celebration:

From the fist bumps, to the lunges in the air to the flying kisses for his wife Anushka Sharma, the fans have seen it all. But this time out, his celebration was different as it conveyed a calming sense of his mental solitude.

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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.

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