Top 5 batsmen with fastest to 9000 runs in ODI Cricket.
Scoring 9000 runs in international cricket is no small feat and there are not many who have not even come closer to it. Reaching the landmark requires a cricketer to be consistently piling on runs and maintain the top-notch fitness level throughout his career. Over the years, cricket has evolved a lot and has turned out to be a batting-friendly game. However, one shouldn’t discount the fact that it still requires a lot of skill and temperament to make 9000 runs in white-ball cricket.
Virat Kohli to score 9000 ODI runs becoming the fastest ever International player to do it. He overtook Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly in the year 2017. The latest into the picture is AB de Villiers who scored in just 205 innings.
1. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli made fastest lay score 9000 runs in One Day Cricket. He took 194 innings and 9 years and 72 days to top the list. He achieved the feat on 29th October 2017 against New Zealand in Kanpur.
2. AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers is the second-fastest player to score 9000 runs in ODI Cricket. He registered the landmark against New Zealand in Wellington on 25th February 2017. He took only 205 innings to achieve this 9000 runs achievement.
3. Rohit Sharma
Hitman Sharma is the third-fastest player to score 9000 runs in ODI Cricket. Rohit Sharma has started hitting long runs in test cricket now but it is hard to imagine Rohit Sharma without the white ball as in recent past years his dominance with the bat speak volumes about the class player he is.
4. Sourav Ganguly
Prince of Kolkata aka Sourav Ganguly was the fastest to score 9000 runs in ODI. He is still the second-fastest in terms of time duration. He took only 228 innings and 11 years and 363 days to collect 9K runs behind him. He achieved the milestone against Australia in Melbourne on 9th January 2004.
5. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar was the first player post-millennium to score the fastest 9000 runs in ODI. He took 235 innings and 10 years and 92 days to reach the milestone. He achieved the feat against South Africa in Nagpur on 19th March 2000.