One Day International Cricket has seen team scoring run galore across the globe. Records one after another have been registered and are being registered with each match passing by. Batmen, Bowlers, Captains, you name an aspect related to cricket and google search will give you numerous records. Today is the day to talk about top 5 fastest 10000 ODI runs by Indians.
5. Rahul Dravid
Former Indian Batsman Rahul Dravid was nicknamed Mr. Consistent for his consistency in scoring runs. Dravid scored 30+ runs whenever he took guards to bat. Rahul has scored fifth fastest 10000 ODI runs by Indians.
Dravid scored his 10000 ODI runs, when he was batting in 287th innings of his 309th ODI. Mr. Wall, as also called, reached this milestone on February 14, 2007 against neighbors Sri Lanka. Rahul Dravid has scored 1500+ ODI runs against the Island nation.
It took him 11 years of International career, approximately, in reaching this magic number. The batsman, who started his ODI career in 1996, scored an 82-ball 66 in the match.
4. MS Dhoni
Former Indian Captain MS Dhoni is nicknamed “the finisher” for his adeptness at winning matches for India. Dhoni would dug deep and took matches to India’s wins whenever he entered the 22 yards. Mahendra has scored fourth fastest 10000 ODI runs by Indians.
MS scored his 10000 ODI runs, when he was batting in 273rd innings of his 320th ODI. Captain Cool, as nicknamed for his captaincy, reached this milestone on July 14, 2018 against England at Lord’s. MS Dhoni has scored over 1500 runs against this team.
Dhoni took over 13 years of ODI career to reach this magic number. The batsman who started his career in 2004, scored 59-ball 37 in the match.
Former Indian Skipper Sourav Ganguly is recalled for his lofted sixes over left arm spin bowling. Ganguly is often remembered for his aggression which took India to rare overseas wins. SC Ganguly has scored third fastest 10000 ODI runs by Indians.
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Ganguly scored his 10000 ODI runs, when he was batting in 263rd innings of his 272nd ODI. The Warrior Prince, as also called, reached this milestone against neighbors Sri Lanka. Sourav Ganguly has scored 1500+ ODI runs against the Island nation with an average of 40.36.
He has scored 4 centuries and 9 half-centuries against Sri Lanka. Ganguly took over 13 years of ODI career to reach this magic number.
Former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is recalled for his records, one after another. Tendulkar was the most prolific scorer of that generation. SR Tendulkar has scored second fastest 10000 ODI runs by Indians.
Sachin scored his 10000 ODI runs, when he was batting in 259th innings of his 266th ODI, against Australia. Master Blaster has scored over 3000 ODI runs against this opponent.
Tendulkar has scored 9 hundred and 15 fifties against Australia from 71 ODIs, he has played against them. Sachin took little over 11 years to reach this milestone.
1. Virat Kohli
Indian Run Machine Virat Kohli has been the most prolific Indian batsman of this generation. His conversion from half-centuries to centuries score is just awesome. Kohli has scored the fastest 10000 ODI runs by Indians.
Virat scored his 10000 ODI runs, when he was batting in 205th innings of his 213rd ODI, against West Indies. The Master Strokeplayer has scored over 2000 ODI runs against this opponent.
Kohli has scored 9 hundred and 11 fifties against West Indies from 39 ODIs, he has played against them. Virat took little over 10 years to reach this milestone.