Virat Kohli had a record-breaking evening in the Vizag ODI against West Indies when he shattered Sachin Tendulkar’s record of being the fastest to 10,000 ODI runs. Kohli achieved this feat in 205 innings, 54 quicker than the mark set by Tendulkar.
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After getting to the landmark, Kohli opened up and registered his 37th century and continued to break records in the process. He registered his fourth 150+ score in ODIs, to become the only individual in history to score 1000+ runs in both Tests and ODIs for two consecutive calendar years.
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Despite his knock, India could only tie the game against West Indies but that did not stop Twitter from going berserk in praising Kohli. From Virender Sehwag to Sachin Tendulkar and Rishabh Pant, young and old, legends and modern dashers, Twitterati was full of praise for King Kohli.
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
Congratulations Virat bhai on being the fastest player to reach 10000 runs in ODI. It is a privilege for me to be playing in the same team and same era as you do. Thank u for all the inspiration you give to youngsters like us! Here’s to more & more runs from your bat! @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/JMsvBVh9Gw— Rishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) October 24, 2018
Apart from the two major milestones, Kohli achieved plenty of other records along the way. He blasted 1000 runs in a calendar year in ODIs for the sixth time out of his 10 playing years. He overtook Tendulkar’s record of most runs in ODIs against West Indies, surpassing his mark of 1573 runs. He also went past 4000 ODI runs at home, once again breaking Tendulkar’s feat.
Take a bow @imVkohli Congratulations for completing 10000 runs in white ball ðŸ‘ðŸ‘. What a breathtaking way to complete the milestone in 205 matches.— Tilan Samaraweera (@TilanSam) October 24, 2018
"BEST OF THE BEST"
With so many records broken in a single day, Kohli has shown that he is the King of Cricket when it comes to rewriting the history books.
King Kohli ðŸ‘‘ pic.twitter.com/tNIJxt62ae— BCCI (@BCCI) October 24, 2018
Seeing you bat is an experience in itself, @imvkohli.— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) October 24, 2018
The flow with which you score your runs is brilliant.
Hoping to see you achieve many more milestones and keep scoring the way you do. ðŸ
Congratulations on scoring 10000 runs and your 37th ton. #KingKohli #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/A1zxutvHxn