India and West Indies played the second ODI of the five-match series at Vizag and it became a special one for Indian captain Virat Kohli for two reasons.
He won the toss and chose to bat first and despite losing Rohit and Dhawan early, along with Rayudu (73) added 139 runs for the 3rd wicket. Kohli kept India in the game and pushed the team towards a huge total. Though Dhoni (20) and Pant (17) tried to give some impetus to the innings, the slow pitch and low bounce meant that shot making was not easy.
But Virat Kohli kept going at one end and brought up the milestone of the 10,000-run mark. He became the fifth Indian and 13th overall to reach the milestone and fastest in terms of matches and innings, beating the record of Sachin Tendulkar in the process.
Then came the 37th ODI ton in 106 balls after which he switched gears and went after the Windies bowlers. This century also made him the most prolific century-maker against the West Indies in ODI going past the likes of Hashim Amla.
India reached 321/6 thanks to an unbeaten 157* (129 balls, 13 fours and 4 sixes) from Virat Kohli and Twitter was just bowing to mastery of this wizard known as Virat Kohli.
We have some tweets for you:
Fastest 10k odi runs.Legendary stuff from #ViratKohli ????????????— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 24, 2018
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 to @imVkohli to achieve milestone of 10000 runs in ODI cricket ???????????????????????? , Great player & Humble human ???????? , u entertaining all fans of cricket with ur Skills , Passion & determination , stay blessed— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) October 24, 2018
And the insanity continues with an undying intensity. Congratulations #KingKohli on 10,000 ODI runs and 37th century. The hunger, consistency and intensity is simply incredible pic.twitter.com/DGoP1GlZ01— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 24, 2018
Take a bow Virat! Congratulations !@imVkohli— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) October 24, 2018
विराट सम्राट ???????? #10KforVK— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 24, 2018
“Century pe century baar baar, run hue pure dus hazaar!”— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) October 24, 2018
Heartiest congratulations brother @imVkohli ????
Fastest player ever to complete 10,000 ODI runs! What a remarkable journey it’s been so far!#ViratKohli #Virat10K pic.twitter.com/HRzLEGaxzN