On this day: Virat Kohli breaks Tendulkar's 10,000 ODI runs record

Virat Kohli became the fastest ever to score 10,000 ODI runs, in 205 innings, surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar who needed 259 innings.

India skipper Virat Kohli in action against West Indies in the 2018 home series.   -  FILE PHOTO/PRASHANT NAKWE

Indian captain Virat Kohli became the fastest ever to reach 10,000 runs in the second ODI against West Indies in Visakhapatnam on October 24, 2018. King Kohli surpassed the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.

While Tendulkar took 259 innings to reach the landmark in his illustrious career spanning 24 years, Kohli achieved it in 205 innings. He also became the 12th batsman to reach the milestone.

Kohli remained unbeaten on 157 off 129 balls as India finished at 321/6 in 50 overs. In the process, he also became the fastest to 1,000 runs in a calendar year, in just 11 innings.

The match, however, ended in a tie as Shai Hope (123*) and Shimron Hetmyer (94) fought till the final ball.

During the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 fixture against Pakistan, Kohli surpassed Tendulkar yet again in the race to 11,000 ODI runs. He took 222 innings to reach the 11K club, while Tendulkar needed 276 innings.

List of players to score 11,000+ ODI runs:

Sachin Tendulkar (India) 18,426
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 14,234
Ricky Ponting (Australia) 13,704
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) 13,430
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 12,650
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan) 11,739
Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 11,579
Sourav Ganguly (India) 11,363
Virat Kohli (India) 11,520*

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