Which all records did Kohli break in the second ODI?
After winning the toss, Indian skipper Virat Kohli chose to bat first in the second ODI against the West Indies and did what he does best- score a ton and break records. Kohli put in a commendable shift as he scored his 37th ODI century (157*). He became the fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs. Here's the list of records Kohli scripted today.
Kohli becomes the fastest player to reach 10,000 ODI runs
Virat Kohli eclipsed the record held by his childhood legend Sachin Tendulkar as he became the fastest player in the history of the ODI format to amass 10,000 runs. While Tendulkar took 259 innings to achieve the milestone, Kohli has taken only 205. He is the fifth Indian after Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, and MS Dhoni to reach the 10,000-run mark in ODIs.
Other records achieved during his 10,000 run-mark
Kohli has also taken the least number of balls to reach 10,000 runs (10,813), the least number of matches (213) and time (10 years, 67 days from debut). He just took 11 innings to move from 9,000 to 10,000-run mark.
Vizag has been a stomping ground for King Kohli
At Vizag, Kohli had scored 118, 117, 99, and 65 before today's knock of 157*, becoming the most consistent Indian player at a particular ground. Virat's innings to 50+ runs ratio at Vizag is phenomenal, where he has scored 50+ in all the five matches. He is followed by Rahul at Nagpur (5 in 5 innings), and Tendulkar at Kolkata (5 in 12 innings)
Quickest to 4,000 runs in a single country
Today Kohli has also surpassed the record of AB de Villiers by becoming the fastest to reach 4,000 ODI runs in a country. While ABD took 91 innings to reach 4,000 runs in South Africa, Kohli needed 78 to achieve the same feat in India.
Here is the list of Kohli's ODI knocks in 2018
Kohli in ODIs in 2018:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 24, 2018
Other records the Milestone Man has bagged
Kohli is fastest to complete 8,000 international runs, as a captain. He took 137 innings, beating the record of Ricky Ponting, who did so in 187 innings. Kohli is also the second player ever to score three consecutive ODI tons against West Indies, the first being Babar Azam. However, he is the first to do so against two opponents, having preyed on Lanka before.