In 201 ODI matches including the Sunday game, Kohli has scored 9,030 runs including 32 centuries and 45 half-centuries. The Indian skipper didn't stop there and went on to score his 32nd ODI century in his 202nd ODI encounter.
India won a dramatic deciding match by six runs to win their one-day worldwide series against New Zealand 2-1. In the underway New Zealand series, Virat Kohli is the leading run scorer with 263 runs in 3 games at an average of astounding 87.66.
The batsmen have perfected their job, and now it on the Indian bowling attack to convert the good display into a thumping victory in the series decider.
The batting sensation's 194 innings taken to hit the mark beat the previous quickest 205 innings taken by South Africa's AB De Villiers. On reaching the fastest 9000 runs in history of ODIs, Kohli said:"These things are hard to ignore since we keep hearing these, but the aim is to always make the team win from any situation".
Kohli also became the second Indian after Sachin to have scored 2,000+ worldwide runs in back to back calendar years. Tim Southee will bowl with the first new ball.
On Sunday however the 27-year-old was in for some heavy punishment from the Kiwi openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro.
The series is now level at 1-1, with the New Zealand taking lead in the initial match and the hosts levelling things in the second.
Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers as he finished the match with the figures of three for 47 from his stipulated 10 overs and halted the flow of runs in the death overs.
The latter was particularly belligerent against the right-arm medium pacer as he welcomed Kumar with a six and three boundaries in the very first over of New Zealand's innings.