Published: Fri, October 26, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Virat Kohli opts to bat

Virat Kohli opts to bat

Not only this, Virat also broke a record of Sachin with this ton.

Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs on Wednesday. South Africa's Hashim Amla had achieved the landmark in just 101 innings and Shikhar is likely to take over the second position by surpassing Virat Kohli and Sir Viv Richard by scoring 5,000 runs in 111 matches.

The 12 other cricketers, including India greats Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, and MS Dhoni, have achieved the feat since the Master Blaster got there first.

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"My duty is to score runs and having done that for a long period now everything else collected together for this moment, but the intention should be every game to just look for what the team needs and score as many runs as possible".

Bangladesh, England, New Zealand and Zimbabwe are yet to have a player reach the 10,000-run mark in this format. Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis and Brian Lara are the only players from non-Asian sides. The maestro took 259 innings to become the first batsman to reach the 10,000 run mark, after making his debut in 1989 against arch-rival Pakistan.

The India captain has dominated with the bat in ODIs in recent years.

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Despite such glowing numbers, Kohli insisted that records meant nothing to him in front of representing India.

Kohli has been on a record-breaking spree as he became the fastest man to reach 60 worldwide tons, surpassing Tendulkar during India's eight-wicket win in the first ODI. His conversion rate in Tests is awe-inspiring as he has 24 centuries, five more than no of the fifties.

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