India captain Virat Kohli raises his bat to celebrate scoring 10 000 runs in one-day internationals against the West Indies on Wednesday. Photo: Aijaz Rahi/AP

VISAKHAPATNAM – India skipper Virat Kohli became the fastest-ever batsman to reach 10 000 one-day international runs on Wednesday, making history in his 205th innings against the West Indies in Visakhapatnam.

The 29-year-old surpassed fellow Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who first crossed the 10 000-run mark in 259 innings in 2001.

Kohli, playing his 213th ODI, took a single off-spinner Ashley Nurse to reach the milestone.

He is just the 13th batsman, and fifth Indian, to join the elite list.

He received a clap on the back from batting partner Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who himself breached the 10 000 threshold in July.

“King Kohli”, as he is known in the Indian press, was dropped on 44 by his opposite number Jason Holder off debutant Obed McCoy, after electing to bat first.

10 000-run club in ODI cricket

Sachin Tendulkar (India): 463 matches, 18 426 runs, 49 centuries

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka): 404, 14 234, 25

Ricky Ponting (Australia): 375, 13 704, 30

Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka): 445, 13 430, 28

Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka): 448, 12 650, 19

Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan): 378, 11 739, 10

Jacques Kallis (South Africa): 328, 11 579, 17

Saurav Ganguly (India): 311, 11 363, 22

Rahul Dravid (India): 344, 10 889, 12

Brian Lara (West Indies): 299, 10 405, 19

Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka): 330, 10 290, 22

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India): 329, 10 143, 10