Top 5 batsmen with fastest to 5000 runs in ODI Cricket.
Scoring 5000 runs in a single format is not an ordinary feat. And being listed in the elite list of fastest to 5000 runs ODIs is not less than legendary stuff. While there have been a lot of players who have touched the 5000-run mark, only the best ones are listed amongst the fastest to reach the landmark.
On that note, let’s take a look top 5 batsmen who have scored fastest 5000 runs in ODI cricket:
5. Joe Root
English cricketer, Joe Root started his International career on a positive note as he didn’t take too long to reach the 5000-run mark. Joe reached 5000 runs in ODI cricket in just 116 innings. He reached the landmark against West Indies in 2019.
4. David Warner
The Australian cricketer announced his arrival in international cricket in style. In his debut innings, he smacked 89 runs off 43 balls, including seven fours and six sixes. The first Australian batsman to represent Australian national team with any first-class cricket experience since 1877, David Warner took 115 innings to complete 5000 runs in ODI cricket. He stands fourth in the list of fastest to 5000 runs in ODI cricket.
3. Virat Kohli
Arguably, the best batsman in the limited-overs cricket of the current generation, Virat Kohli sits third in the list of fastest to 5000 runs in ODI cricket. The Indian cricketer completed 5000 runs in 114 innings. He reached the landmark against West Indies in the year 2013.
2. Viv Richards
The West Indies legendary cricketer features at the second spot in the elite list. Viv Richards took the world by storm ever since he arrived in International Cricket. He made heads turn with his charismatic aura and aggressive style of play. He is currently the second-fastest to reach 5000 runs in ODI cricket. He achieved the feat in his 114 innings while playing against England in the year 1987.
1. Hashim Amla
The name should not surprise you at all as the South African cricketer holds the records for being the fastest to 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 runs in ODI cricket. Hashim Alma completed 5000 runs in one-day cricket in just 101 innings and thus became the fastest batsman to score 5000 runs in ODI cricket. He reached the landmark while playing against West Indies in Durban on January 16, 2015.