ODI: Cricket has given its fans three formats to enjoy. One of the more popular formats of this game is the 50-over game. One-day cricket is the most enjoyable. Thus, it brings more people to the ground. And in this article, we will look at those batters who have performed consistently well in this format.
This article includes the list of the fastest players to reach the 9000-run mark in the history of the game. Some big names in the game are featured in this list. The fastest ODI cricketer to reach 8000 runs. Notably, this list includes four Indian players out of five. So let’s check.
5. Sachin Tendulkar (India) – 235 innings
The “Master Blaster” Sachin Tendulkar makes fifth on the list. Sachin holds almost all the batting records in cricket. Especially, in ODIs, there are not many batters like him. He has scored 9000 ODi runs in his 235 innings. Sachin made his ODI debut in December 1989 against Pakistan. Overall, he played the most ODIs (463) and scored the most runs (18426), including 49 centuries and 96 half-centuries.
4. Sourav Ganguly (India) – 228 innings
Next on the list is former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, who took Indian cricket to the next level. He played his first ODI in January 1992 in Brisbane against the West Indies. The southpaw took 228 innings to reach 9,000 ODI runs, which is the fourth fastest. In his career, Ganguly played 311 ODIs and scored 11363 runs at an average of 41.02, with 22 centuries and 72 half-centuries.
3. Rohit Sharma (India) – 217 innings
Next on the list is the current Indian captain, Rohit Sharma, who is the third fastest batter to reach this milestone. Rohit came onto the scene as a middle-order batter. But one decision by former captain MS Dhoni changed his career. MSD asked him to open the innings and the rest is history. He made his ODI debut in June 2007 against Ireland and it took him 217 innings to complete 9000 ODI runs. So far, Rohit has scored 9376 runs in 226 innings, with 29 centuries and 45 half-centuries.
2. AB de Villiers (South Africa) – 205 innings
Former South African skipper and legendary batter AB de Villiers is the second fastest player to reach this milestone. De Villiers was known for his ability to play shots to all parts of the ground. That is why he was very tough to bowl at. He took 205 innings to reach 9000 ODI runs. Overall, De Villiers played 228 ODI matches in his career and scored 9577 runs at an average and strike rate of 53.50 and 101.49.
1. Virat Kohli (India) – 194 innings
The former Indian skipper holds the records for the fastest 9000, 10000 records and so on. Virat Kohli was chosen the “Player of the Decade” by the ICC for 2010-2020, which shows his dominance. Virat completed 9,000 ODI runs in his 194th innings. Overall, so far, the Indian star has played 253 innings and scored 12344 runs at an average of 57.68, with 43 centuries and 64 half-centuries.
List of Fastest 9000 Runs in ODI Cricket
|Virat Kohli (IND)||New Zealand||29 Oct 2017||18 Aug 2008||9y 72d||202||194|
|AB de Villiers (SA)||New Zealand||25 Feb 2017||2 Feb 2005||12y 23d||214||205|
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||Australia||19 Jan 2020||23 Jun 2007||12y 210d||224||217|
|Sourav Ganguly (IND)||Australia||9 Jan 2004||11 Jan 1992||11y 363d||236||228|
|Sachin Tendulkar (IND)||South Africa||19 Mar 2000||18 Dec 1989||10y 92d||242||235|
|Brain Lara (WI)||Australia||14 Jan 2005||9 Nov 1990||14y 66d||246||239|
|Ricky Ponting (AUS)||South Africa||5 Mar 2006||15 Feb 1995||11y 18d||248||242|
|Jacques Kallis (SA)||England||17 Apr 2007||9 Jan 1996||11y 98d||256||242|
|MS Dhoni (IND)||New Zealand||23 Oct 2016||23 Dec 2004||11y 305d||281||244|
|Mohammad Yusuf (PAK)||Bangladesh||11 Apr 2008||28 Mar 1998||10y 14d||258||245|