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‘No over-speeding challan’ for Virat Kohli, says Mumbai Police in viral tweet

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

cricket Updated: Oct 25, 2018 16:36 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Virat Kohli reacts after completing his 10,000 runs in ODI, during the 2nd ODI cricket match against West Indies in Visakhapatnam.(PTI)

Virat Kohli has been dominating headlines with his consecutive centuries against West Indies in the ongoing ODI series and Mumbai Police also joined the bandwagon in congratulating the Indian skipper on his brilliant feat.

“No over-speeding challan here, just accolades & best wishes for more @imVkohli ! Many congratulations on your amazing feat!,” read a tweet posted on Mumbai Police’s official Twitter handle.

The tweet quickly went viral and garnered more than 350 retweets and nearly 2,000 likes.

Kohli reached the 10,000-run mark in the 50-over format in style with 157 not out from 129 balls in the second encounter in Visakhapatnam. Earlier, he scored 140 in India’s series-opening eight-wicket victory.

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

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Kohli, playing his 213th ODI, went on to score 157 off 129 deliveries to register his 37th ODI century since making his debut against Sri Lanka in 2008.

He reached the 10,000 milestone with a single off spinner Ashley Nurse, then hit Marlon Samuels for a boundary to get his second successive ton of the five-match series.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Oct 25, 2018 16:35 IST