India skipper Virat Kohli became the fastest-ever batsman to reach 10,000 One-Day International (ODI) runs on Wednesday, making history in his 205th innings against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam.
The 29-year-old surpassed fellow Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who first crossed the 10,000-run mark in 259 innings in 2001.
Kohli, playing his 213th ODI, went on to score 157 off 129 deliveries to register his 37th ODI century since making his debut against Sri Lanka in 2008.
He reached the 10,000-run milestone with a single off spinner Ashley Nurse, then hit Marlon Samuels for a boundary to get his second successive ton of the five-match series.
The star batsman smashed 13 fours and four sixes as he went past 1000 runs in 11 ODIs this year and it left the Twitterati in awe. Here is how Twitter reacted to Kohli reaching the milestone.
To give you an idea of how much better Virat Kohli is than other great ODI players: him scoring 10,000 ODI runs in 205 innings—54 faster than the next best—is proportionately equivalent to breaking Usain Bolt's 100m record by exactly 2.00 seconds (100m in 7.58 seconds). #INDvWI
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) October 24, 2018
Kohli has now scored more ODI hundreds since the start of 2016 than any England batsman has managed ever. — Dave Tickner (@tickerscricket) October 24, 2018
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) October 24, 2018
Kohli becomes the fastest to score 10000 runs in ODIs, becoming the 5th Indian, 10th player from subcontinent, and 13th player overall to reach the landmark. He's done it 54 innings faster than Tendulkar, 68 innings faster than Dhoni, his current partner in this innings. #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/enEdJrgAED — The Cricket Prof. (@CricProf) October 24, 2018
Heard that Oxford Dictionary is considering replacing ‘Consistency’ with ‘Kohli’. Makes a lot of sense 🙌🙏👍 #IndvWI #37
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 24, 2018
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 pic.twitter.com/OPhvIsBRDJ — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 24, 2018
Sept 17th 2017- The last time when Kohli was dismissed for a single digit score in ODIs. #INDvWI
— Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) October 24, 2018
Fastest to 10,000 ODI runs.. By inns - KOHLI (205) By mats - KOHLI (213) By balls - KOHLI (10813) By time - KOHLI (10yrs, 67d from debut) He also has highest average and most centuries when completing 10,000 runs. #IndvWI #Legend — Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 24, 2018
Most centuries by captains in a calendar year in international cricket:
11 - Virat Kohli, 2017
9 - Virat Kohli, 2018*
9 - Ricky Ponting, 2005
9 - Graeme Smith, 2005
9 - Ricky Ponting, 2006#INDvsWI
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) October 24, 2018
The intensity and consistency with which you bat is just amazing. @imVkohli, congratulations on achieving 10,000 runs in ODIs. Keep the runs flowing. pic.twitter.com/tQUhY8bHna — Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 24, 2018
And the insanity continues with an undying intensity. Congratulations #KingKohli on 10,000 ODI runs and 37th century. The hunger, consistency and intensity is simply incredible pic.twitter.com/DGoP1GlZ01
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 24, 2018
Kohli is just the 13th batsman, and fifth Indian, to join the elite list.