Getting to personal milestones in cricket, like scoring 5000 runs, is a big deal. These records show how good a player is. It’s like a badge of honor. Players feel proud and become more popular because of these records.
They also get more motivation to play better and set bigger records. These records also make them remembered by fans and cricket experts. Here are the top 5 batsmen who scored 5,000 runs in ODIs super quickly:
Babar Azam – 97 Innings
Babar Azam, from Pakistan, made a big record by scoring 5000 ODI runs in just 97 innings. Before him, Hashim Amla from South Africa held the record. Babar has been playing very well for many years. He is ranked as the top ODI batsman by the ICC.
In his ODI career, he has made more than 5400 runs with an average score of 58.2 in each match. He also has hit 19 centuries and 28 half-centuries.
Hashim Amla – 101 Innings
Hashim Amla got to 5000 runs in just 101 innings in March 2023. This was the fastest until Babar broke it. Amla has scored over 8,000 runs in ODIs. He has 27 centuries and 39 half-centuries. He’s one of the best run-scorers for South Africa.
Vivian Richards – 114 Innings
Sir Vivian Richards from the West Indies was a superstar in cricket. He scored 5000 runs in 114 innings. He played the game in a very exciting way. He made over 6700 runs in ODIs. He hit 11 centuries and 45 half-centuries in his career.
Virat Kohli – 114 Innings
Virat Kohli, an Indian cricket hero, also scored 5000 runs in 114 innings, just like Vivian Richards. He is known for playing very well in all parts of the world. Kohli has made more than 13,000 runs in ODIs. His average score is 57.4 runs per match. He has hit many sixes and fours in his matches.
David Warner – 115 Innings
David Warner from Australia is known for hitting the ball hard. He scored 5000 runs in just 115 innings. He starts the game fast for Australia and helps them get big scores. Warner has shown that he is one of the best batsmen in ODIs.
These batsmen have shown great skill and hard work. They are among the best in the world and have set big records in cricket. Fans love to watch them play and score big runs for their teams.