Stats: Virat Kohli becomes the fastest to 9000 ODI runs
The Indian captain broke AB de Villiers' world record in the process.
During the third ODI between India and New Zealand, Indian captain Virat Kohli became the fastest to 9,000 ODI runs. In the process, the 28-year-old batsman broke the record that South Africa's AB de Villiers claimed earlier in the year, against the same opponents.
He got to the milestone in his 194th ODI innings, which is 11 innings fewer than what his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate took to reach the milestone. The 28-year-old now holds the record for being the fastest to 8,000 and 9,000 ODI runs.
That is not the only world record that he broke during his innings. Rahul Dravid previously held the record for being the quickest to get to 9,000 runs from ODI debut and was also the only player to have got to the mark within a decade of their debut. However, Kohli broke Dravid's record of 9 years and 322 days and also became only the second player to have breached the mark inside a decade from their ODI debut.
He already has more ODI runs in 2017 than he has managed in a calendar year before this and since his debut year, he has never averaged below 40 in a calendar year in ODIs. In the third ODI, he also brought up his 32nd ODI century and his sixth ODI century of the calendar year, which is more than any other batsman.
In 2016, he averaged 74.83 in ODIs and with a series against Sri Lanka to go, Kohli has already amassed nearly 1,500 runs in 2017 and that helped him claim two world records at Kanpur.
AB de Villiers claimed the record in 2017, coincidentally also against New Zealand, breaking the record of 228 innings set by Sourav Ganguly, which stood for over 13 years. However, his record didn't even last a year as Kohli not only broke the record but also became the first batsman to breach the 9,000 mark inside 200 ODI innings.
Five Indian batsmen feature in the list of top ten quickest to 9,000 ODI runs, which is the most for any country. South Africa have two players while Australia, West Indies and Pakistan all have one player each.
Here is the complete list of players who were the quickest to 9,000 ODI runs:
Note: * indicates the list is updated as of third ODI between India and New Zealand.