Fastest 4000 Runs in ODI
We all know who is the fastest batsman to complete 4000 runs in ODI cricket. Don’t we? The South African batsman Hashim Amla currently holds the record for the fastest batsman to complete 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000 and 5000 runs in ODI cricket. But do you know who is at the second spot and where does Kohli sit at? Let’s find out.
Following is the list of 5 fastest batsmen to complete 4000 runs in ODI cricket:
#5 David Warner
One of the most destructive batsmen of the current generation, David Warner has been a prolific run-scorer for Australia for a long time now.
The first Australian cricketer to be drafted into Australia’s national side without having any experience of first-class cricket, David Warner sits at the fifth spot in the list of fastest batsmen to complete 4000 runs in ODI cricket. He achieved the milestone in 93 innings.
David Warner comes at number fifth in this fastest 4000 runs in the ODI list.
#4 Virat Kohli
Arguably, the best batsman of the current generation, Virat Kohli will go in history as one of the greatest of all time. The skipper has blown hot and cold during the start of his career, however, once he got a bit exposure to the International cricket, there has been no stopping Kohli.
He stands at the fourth spot amongst the fastest to 4000 runs in ODI. He went past the 4000-run mark in his 93 innings against England on 19 January 2013.
Virat Kohli comes at number fourth in this fastest 4000 runs in the ODI list.
#3 Joe Root
The English cricketer also enjoyed a wonderful start to his career and didn’t take too long to reach the 400-run mark. He is currently the third fastest to 4000 runs in ODI cricket, reaching the feat in 91 ODI innings.
Joe Root comes at number third in this fastest 4000 runs in the ODI list.
#2 Viv Richards
While you no longer see him play but you can’t erase his name in the history books. The West Indies legends Viv Richards still dominate the list of fastest to 4000 runs in ODI cricket.
He completed 4000 ODI runs in 88 innings. He touched the landmark while playing against New Zealand in the year 1985.
Viv Richards comes at number second in this fastest 4000 runs in the ODI list.
#1 Hashim Amla
He might have started his career a bit late, but proudly boasts of the being the fastest to reach 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, and 7000 runs in ODI cricket.
Hashim Amla reached 4000-run mark in only his 81st innings while playing against India on December 8, 2013.