VISAKHAPATNAM, Oct 24: Virat Kohli on Wednesday became the fastest to score 10,000 runs in One-day Internationals, rewriting, fittingly enough, the iconic Sachin Tendulkar�s record and compounding the cricket community�s conundrum to find the right superlatives for his phenomenal batting.
�King� Kohli comfortably bettered the record set by the man who was to Indian cricket for over two decades what the 29-year-old has been for the past few years.
Tendulkar took 259 innings to get there, while Kohli has so far batted in 205 innings. It was Kohli�s 37th ODI ton. Fortune, too, was on Kohli�s side as West Indies skipper Jason Holder dropped his Indian counterpart on 44.
Seventeen summers ago, Tendulkar had ventured into what was then an unchartered territory, during a match against Australia. On Wednesday, Kohli became the 13th batsman to reach the milestone.
Not long ago, while the cricket world struggled to look for words to aptly describe Kohli�s phenomenal batting, his coach Ravi Shastri thought it would be wise to visit the bookstore, buy the latest edition of the Oxford dictionary and look for the adjectives that befit the captain and his superhuman feats. � PTI