The second ODI between India and West Indies was a day of breaking records for the Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Not only did he reach the 10,000 run milestone but also he broke many records which were once made by the big daddies of cricket. With the stunning knock of 152 runs, he went on to win the Man of the Match Award and achieved a new milestone. Kohli overtook MS Dhoni’s record of by getting his 18th Man of the Match Award in Vizag yesterday. ‘Name Virat Kohli’s Biopic 10,000 BC’ Twitterati React As Indian Captain Becomes Fastest to 10k Runs in ODIs.
The former Indian captain of India has 17th Man of the Match Award. Former captains Mohammad Azharuddin and Sourav Ganguly had 14 Man of the Match awards during their tenure of captaincy. Here is the complete record. Virat Kohli Batting Records List: Indian Captain Surpasses Sachin Tendulkar, AB De Villiers, Ricky Ponting & Others With His 157-Run Innings vs West Indies.
Most Man of the Match awards for Indian captains in international cricket:
18 - VIRAT KOHLI*
17 - MS Dhoni
14 - Mohammad Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly#INDvWI
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) October 24, 2018
However, Virat Kohli’s century went in a vain as the second ODI match ended up with a tie. After winning the toss, the Indians had elected to bat first and put up the total of 321 runs for the visitors. It was Shai Hope from the Windies who displayed character by scoring 123 runs off 134 balls. After the match ended with a tie Virat Kohli hailed the performance of the Windies for the tough fight put up by them. Virat said, “Pretty proud of my innings and my milestone [10,000 runs]. It's something that we decided pre-game. Everyone was of the opinion we wanted to bat first because it was hot and humid and also in the big games, in world cups, you might have to put runs on the board and defend. The pitch was drastically different in the second innings.”