Following his sensational unbeaten 157 against West Indies in the second ODI at Visakhapatnam, during which he became the fastest to 10,000 ODI runs, tributes have been pouring in for Indian skipper Virat Kohli from all the sections.
The 29-year-old scripted history by reaching the 10k mark in just 205 innings, overtaking his mentor Sachin Tendulkar who had achieved the same in 259 innings. His latest achievement has only enhanced his reputation as the one of the greatest ODI player of all time.
Amongst these heaping praise on Kohli is Mahindra & Mahindra CEO, Anand Mahindra, who has termed the Indian skipper as a mix of 'The Wall and Master Blaster', indicating that adding Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar will make one Virat Kohli. His message on Twitter read:
"And justifiably so. Not everyday that you get to witness a sportsman visibly transition to the status of an icon. What I value most is the reliability of Young King Kohli. He just may be The Wall+The Master Blaster. A low bow to him..."
Along with becoming the fastest to 10,000 ODI runs and overtaking Tendulkar, Kohli 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 he did create a number of records on Wednesday, Kohli 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.