India’s Virat Kohli completes 10,000 runs in one-day internationals
India’s premier batsman Virat Kohli adds another feather to his cap by completing 10,000 runs in limited-overs cricket during a one-day game played against West Indies at Visakhapatnam.
He also became the quickest in reach 10,000 runs in one-day internationals. He has been the no.1 ranked batsman in the world in limited-overs cricket. He managed to complete 10,000 runs in just 205 games than Sachin Tendulkar who achieved it in 259 games against Australia. Kohli took a single in the 37th over to complete the milestone in the second one-day game played against West Indies at Visakhapatnam.
Indian Captain did get a reprieve early in his innings as West Indies dropped a catch at mid-off. He went onto his score 36th century in limited-overs cricket and help India post a competitive score on the board. Kohli’s certainly enjoys batting at Visakhapatnam as he smashed two centuries in his previous four games played at the venue. He also scored 167 runs against England in a Test match played in 2016.
Virat Kohli becomes fifth Indian batsman to complete 10,000 runs in one-day cricket besides Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, and Rahul Dravid. Overall, he became thirteen batsmen to complete the feat in limited-overs cricket. Kohli also became the quickest to reach 5,000 runs in limited-overs cricket in 2013. West Indies legendary batsman Viv Richards also took 114 innings to complete 5,000 runs in one-day internationals.
The 29-year old has so far scored 1202 runs in 14 matches at an average of 133.55 with six centuries to their name. He was instrumental with the bat and helped India clinch their maiden one-day series win in South Africa earlier this year.
Virat Kohli has plundered a lot of runs across all three formats for past couple of years. He also scored 1063 run in 10 matches at an average of 59.05 with four centuries to his name. Kohli will certainly be keen to continue his good form when India’s tour Australia later this year.