Virat Kohli Needs Just 81 More Runs to Break This Sachin Tendulkar Record, Indian Captain Could Well Achieve It During Ind vs Wi 2nd ODI 2018
File photos of Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar. (Photos: Getty Images)

Virat Kohli is breaking records fast! Almost in his every innings, the Indian cricket team captain sets up a new record. During the first One-Day International between India and West Indies, Kohli smashed his career’s 36th century and during his knock broke many records. Now, the talented right-hander will have his eyes set on another record. If Kohli manages to score 81 more runs on Wednesday (October 24) against Windies in the second ODI at Visakhapatnam, he will become the fastest batsman to 10,000 runs in ODIs, surpassing batting legend, Sachin Tendulkar. India vs Windies Match Preview 2nd ODI 2018: Virat Kohli and Co Look to Double the Lead

It took Tendulkar took 259 innings to reach the milestone and Kohli, who has all the time in the world, could well reach the landmark in just 205 innings. Given the form, Kohli is in and Windies bowlers struggle on flat pitches, Kohli is certain for yet another run fest. And thereby, breaking Tendulkar’s record.

Once Kohli reaches the 10,000-club he will become the only 13th international cricketer and fifth Indian to achieve the feat. Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, and MS Dhoni are the only Indian batsmen to have scored 10,000 or more runs in ODIs. Is Virat Kohli Planning an Early Retirement? His Comments Post IND vs WI 1st ODI Suggest So!

Kohli thus far has featured in 212 ODIs for India and has smashed 36 centuries and 48 half-centuries. He is already on second on the list of most centuries in ODIs and is chasing Tendulkar’s record of 49 tons. Kohli averages close to 59 and given the way he dominates opponents Tendulkar’s record looks in danger.

Meanwhile, India leads the five-match series 1-0 after winning the opening ODI by eight wickets. Kohli and Rohit Sharma scored centuries each as India chased down 323 in 42.1 overs.