Following his exploits in the Vizag ODI, Kohli broke Sachin Tendulkar, the designated God of Cricket's record of the fastest to 10,000 runs. The Indian captain has bettered the record by a very big margin of 54 innings. Indian captain Kohli took only 205, becoming the 13th cricketer to reach 10,000 runs during the second ODI in Visakhapatnam.
"If I have to dive six times in an over, I will do that for the team", said Kohli.
Ganguly himself is the third fastest Indian as well as among the 13 batsmen who have scored 10,000 runs in the ODIs.
Despite such glowing numbers, Kohli insisted that records meant nothing to him in front of representing India. He was not done yet and he kept piling on the runs and notched up his 37th ODI century. "You still have to work hard for every run that you score at the global level", Kohli told BCCI.TV on Thursday. Freakish numbers indeed! With five centuries and three fifties, Kohli's appetite for centuries is big.
Speaking to India TV, the 46-year-old said: "I am at a loss of words to describe Virat Kohli's performance".
Virat Kohli's non-stop heroics have bowled over the entire cricketing world. India lost their two openers rather quickly, but in walked Kohli and nearly as if everything was bound to fall into place, he took charge of proceedings. During the period after he started opening the batting, Tendulkar scored a hundred every 6.86 innings when batting in the top four, compared to other top-four batsmen who scored one every 24.7 innings.
In the first match against the Caribbean side, Kohli notched up his 36th ODI hundred as he stroked his way to a breezy 140, helping the home team take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.