Who is the fastest scorer of 10 thousand runs?
10 thousand runs is a figure which every batsman wants to achieve. Let's take a look at the batsmen who have scored the fastest 10,000 runs in ODI International.
Jack Kallis (South Africa - 272 innings)
Jack Kallis is one of the best all-rounders in the world. Kallis won South Africa with both bats and balls. In his 18-year long ODI international career, Kallis scored 11579 runs and took 273 ODI wickets. Kallis achieved this position in 272 innings. He made his debut in January 1996 and 13 years and 14 days later, on 23 January 2009, he achieved 10,000 ODI runs against Australia in Sydney.
Ricky Ponting (266 innings)
Ponting, who was part of the three-time World Cup-winning team, was an amazing batsman. When he was in rhythm it would be impossible to stop him. Both his captaincy and batting overshadowed the opposition team. Ponting has played many memorable innings in his 16-year-long career. In the final of the 2003 World Cup, he, along with Damian Martin, had eliminated India from the title. Ponting achieved this position in the 266th inning. He scored 13704 runs in 375 international matches in his ODI career. He touched the 10,000-run mark against South Africa. Ponting achieved this feat 12 years and 37 days after playing the first ODI. Ricky has recorded 30 centuries and 82 half-centuries in ODI International.
Saurabh Ganguly (263 innings)
The bat of Saurabh Ganguly, one of Team India's best captains of all time, also played magic. Ganguly's shots on the offside were no match. He started the innings with Sachin for a long time and together they made many records in ODI cricket. Ganguly is third in this list. It took Ganguly 13 years 204 days to achieve the milestone of 10,000 runs. Ganguly achieved this position in 263 innings of 272 matches. In 311 ODIs, he scored 11363 runs at an average of 41.02.
Sachin Tendulkar (259 innings)
Sachin Tendulkar has recorded several outstanding batting records. Tendulkar retained his name and influence in international cricket for 24 years. Sachin played many memorable innings in his 463-match ODI career. Sachin's bat dominated from Sharjah to Sydney. Talking about the fastest 10 ODI runs, Sachin is in second place. Sachin completed his 10,000 ODI runs in 259th innings of 266 matches. He reached Sachin here on 31 March 2001 against Australia. Sachin reached the milestone of 10 thousand runs after 11 years 103 of his debut. Sachin has 49 centuries and 96 half-centuries in One Day International. Sachin, who retired from ODI International in 2012, scored 18426 ODI runs.
Virat Kohli (205 innings)
In the ODI format, Virat Kohli does not see any harm. You can also say that this is the era of Virat Kohli. Indian run-machines are scoring against every team in the world. It has become a habit to break records and create new records. 31-year-old Kohli likewise shows great sports in all three formats but in ODIs his game reaches different levels. Kohli is the batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs in the lowest innings. He has achieved this position in 205 innings of 213 matches. Accordingly, he is far ahead of his nearest batsman. Virat has so far scored 11867 runs in 248 ODIs. His batting average is 59.33 and he has 43 centuries and 58 half-centuries. Kohli reached 10 thousand ODI runs after 10 years 67 days.