India became the second team ever in the history of this format to register 500 wins after Australia (558 wins in 924 matches).
Earlier, Kohli continued his brilliant run of form against Australia as he slammed his 40th ODI century in the second game of the five-match series in Nagpur on Tuesday. Indian cricket team skipper came the second cricketer ever to score 40 centuries in this format of the game along with Sachin Tendulkar (49).
It has taken India 45 years to win 500 ODIs after playing its first game in the format against England at Leeds on July 13, 1974 in the Prudential Trophy. The nation has featured in 963 ODIs till date.
India’s first ODI win had come under captain Srinivas Venkataraghavan against East Africa in the inaugural Cricket World Cup at Leeds on June 11 in 1975. The 100th win had was registered against South Africa in 1993 while the remaining four milestone wins came in the new millennium.