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Feels nice to equal Richards’ feat: Kohli
Feels Nice To Equal Richards’ Feat: Kohli. Even though he is delighted to share the feat with Richards, Kohli said he never goes on to bat thinking about records.
Kochi: India's vice-captain Virat Kohli on Thursday reached a rare milestone when he became the joint fastest batsman along with Viv Richards to reach the 5000-run mark in ODI cricket but the flamboyant right-hander said it was just the beginning and he still has a long way to go.
Even though he is delighted to share the feat with Richards, Kohli said he never goes on to bat thinking about records.
"I was told in Bangalore during the last ODI (about the record) but I did not really remember it because I do not approach a game thinking about records. I said to myself that if you bat well, along the way these milestones are bound to happen," he said at the post match press conference after India defeated West Indies by six wickets in the first ODI of the three-match series here.
"To equal a feat with a player like him (Richards) is a very goodfeeling but it does not stop here because it is more or less the beginning. It is nice to equal his record but still there is a long way to go," a confident Kohli said.
Kohli smashed a classy 84 and along with Rohit Sharma (72) shared 133 runs for the second wicket to set the platform for the win.
Kohli said the wicket was not easy to bat but it became better as the match progressed.
Kohli said India boasts of a good bowling attack which would come handy in South Africa.