India captain Virat Kohli broke yet another record when he became the fastest batsman to score 9500 runs in One Day Internationals (ODI), surpassing the Proteas star AB De Villiers.
Kohli achieved the stellar feat during his 129-run knock in the sixth and final ODI against South Africa at Centurion on Friday (16 February).
He completed his 9500 ODI runs in only 200 innings — 15 less than AB de Villiers.
Sourav Ganguly (246), Sachin Tendulkar (247) and MS Dhoni (256) are the next names in the list.
But that wasn’t the only record that came Kohli’s way on Friday. When he reached 56, he set the record for maximum runs by a captain in a bilateral ODI series. He overtook Australia’s George Bailey who had made 478 runs in a six-ODI series against India in 2013/2014.
South Africa’s AB de Villiers occupied the next two places, first scoring 367 against Pakistan in 2012-13 before aggregating 358 against India in 2015-16. He was followed by New Zealand’s Kane Williamson, who had scored 346 against Pakistan in 2014-15.
Kohli now has also become the first ever batsman to score 500 runs in a bilateral ODI series, surpassing teammate Rohit Sharma.
And that’s not all. With three hundreds in six games, Virat also became the first Indian captain to score the most centuries in an ODI series.