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Top 10 fastest 8000 runs in ODI Cricket: Cricket is one of the most spectacular sports across many countries. The professional game is gaining significant importance after the inception of the One-Day International Cricket. The shorter format has engaged the audience to spectate the match with keen interest. Over time, batsmen have played a key role to entertain the audience.

Batsmen are an integral part of ODI Cricket. The batsmen require patience, dedication, and consistency to stay competitive in the 50-over game. Many batsmen have been successful in achieving consistency and scoring quick runs for their team. Here is the list of the Top 10 fastest 8000 runs in ODI:

Top 10 Fastest 8000 runs in ODI Cricket

Player Opposition Ground Match Date Debut Time Mat Inns Scorecard
V Kohli (INDIA) v Bangladesh Birmingham 15 Jun 2017 18 Aug 2008 8y 301d 183 175 ODI # 3891
HM Amla (SA) v New Zealand Birmingham 19 Jun 2019 9 Mar 2008 11y 102d 179 176 ODI # 4165
AB de Villiers (Afr/SA) v New Zealand Durban 26 Aug 2015 2 Feb 2005 10y 205d 190 182 ODI # 3678
SC Ganguly (INDIA) v West Indies Nagpur 9 Nov 2002 11 Jan 1992 10y 302d 208 200 ODI # 1894
RG Sharma (INDIA) v Australia Delhi 13 Mar 2019 23 Jun 2007 11y 263d 206 200 ODI # 4113
LRPL Taylor (NZ) v Bangladesh Dunedin 20 Feb 2019 1 Mar 2006 12y 356d 218 203 ODI # 4095
SR Tendulkar (INDIA) v Pakistan Manchester 8 Jun 1999 18 Dec 1989 9y 172d 217 210 ODI # 1476
BC Lara (WI) v Australia St George’s 1 Jun 2003 9 Nov 1990 12y 204d 216 211 ODI # 2021
MS Dhoni (Asia/INDIA) v New Zealand Wellington 31 Jan 2014 23 Dec 2004 9y 39d 243 214 ODI # 3467
Saeed Anwar (PAK) v Sri Lanka Sharjah 13 Apr 2001 1 Jan 1989 12y 102d 221 218 ODI # 1708

#10 Saeed Anwar, Pakistan

(218 Innings)

Saeed Anwar in ODI
Saeed Anwar in ODI

Saeed Anwar has been the most successful player for Pakistan in the ODI format. Pakistan cricket had glorified significantly in the presence of the mighty man Anwar. Anwar was an exceptional middle-order batsman who played consistently. He was a key attributor to Pakistan’s World Cup victory in 1992.

Anwar has achieved several records in his decorated career. He added another one by scoring the 10th fastest 8000 runs in ODI against Sri Lanka at Sharjah in 2001. Anwar took a total of 218 innings to complete 8000 runs. He had made his debut on 1st January 1989 and it took him a brief period of 12 years and 102 days.

#9 MS Dhoni, India

(214 Innings)

MS Dhoni in odi
MS Dhoni in odi

Captain Cool MS Dhoni has been the most successful skipper for India who helped the cricketing nation to win a World Cup in 2011. Dhoni has been an attacking batsman right from his debut and played crucial knocks to help India get through in many important fixtures.

MS Dhoni has been performing in his highly prestigious career and achieved a record of scoring the 9th fastest 8000 runs in ODI against New Zealand at Wellington in 2014. Dhoni took 214 innings and only 9 years and 39 days to achieve the milestone and is only the lone wicketkeeper to be in the list.

#8 Brian Lara, West Indies

(211 Innings)

Brian Lara in ODI
Brian Lara in ODI

The most elegant Caribbean batsman, Brian Lara has consistently featured in our lists and is the most successful ODI batsman for the West Indies team. Lara was a left-handed batsman who revived the dampening West Indies side in the early twenty-first century.

Lara took a total of 211 innings to bring up the 8th fastest 8000 runs in ODI. His successful innings came against Australia at St. George’s in 2003. Lara had made his debut on 9th November 1990 and it took him a whopping period of 12 years and 204 days to reach the feat.

#7 Sachin Tendulkar, India

(210 Innings)

Sachin Tendulkar in odi
Sachin Tendulkar in odi

Sachin Tendulkar is referred to as the God of Cricket and he enjoyed a tremendous fan base all along with his highly decorated career. Tendulkar is the highest run-scorer across the world in the Test and ODI format. He has done a magnificent contribution to the Indian side.

Tendulkar has a shining career and has achieved many great records. Another feather to his cap was added against Pakistan at Manchester when he scored the 7th fastest 8000 runs in ODI. Tendulkar took 210 innings and 9 years 172 days to accomplish the goal.

#6 Ross Taylor, New Zealand 

(203 Innings)

Ross Taylor in ODI
Ross Taylor in ODI

Ross Taylor is the only Kiwi Batsman who has constantly featured in our list of scoring the fastest thousand runs. Taylor has been the most significant batsman for New Zealand in ODI cricket who has been consistent and performing for the national side.

Taylor achieved numerous records in his exemplary career and completed the 6th fastest 8000 runs in ODI against Bangladesh at Dunedin in 2019. Taylor made his debut in 2006 and achieved the record in the longest period of 12 years and 356 days along with 203 innings.

#5 Rohit Sharma, India

(200 Innings)

Rohit Sharma in ODI
Rohit Sharma in ODI

Rohit Sharma has constantly been featured in the list as he has been one of the most successful opening batsmen for India in ODI’s. Sharma plays attractive shots in his innings and has still a long way to go in his career. He is likely to be appointed as the T-20 Captain of the national side.

Sharma scored the 5th fastest 8000 runs in ODI against Australia at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on 13th March 2009. Rohit Sharma required 200 innings to achieve the milestone and took 11 years and 263 Days to complete 8000 runs in ODI.

#4 Sourav Ganguly, India

(200 Innings)

Sourav Ganguly in ODI
Sourav Ganguly in ODI

The Former Indian Captain and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly have been the most stupendous player for India in ODI. He has done a marvelous contribution to the Indian side and helped it achieve glory across many bilateral overseas series.

Sourav Ganguly was a highlighted player and scored the 4th fastest 8000 runs in ODI against West Indies at the home turf of Nagpur in 2002. He took only 200 innings to reach the feat. He had made his debut in 1992 and needed 10 years and 302 days to complete the score.

#3 AB De Villiers, South Africa

(182 Innings)

AB de Villiers in ODI
AB de Villiers in ODI

AB de Villiers was one of the most explosive and consistent batsmen for South Africa in One-Day International cricket. AB de Villiers has achieved numerous records in ODI and the most sparkling one is the fastest century in ODI. De Villiers is a classic batsman who has run-scoring ability all over the park and is also known as Mr. 360.

De Villiers has featured in the lists of scoring fastest thousand runs many times. He broke another record by scoring the 3rd fastest 8000 runs in ODI against New Zealand at the Durban Stadium in South Africa on 26th August 2015. De Villiers was a quickfire batsman and only required 182 innings to accomplish the milestone.

#2 Hashim Amla, South Africa

(176 Innings)

Hashim Amla in ODI
Hashim Amla in ODI

After being on the top of many lists of scoring the fastest thousand runs, Hashim Amla was overpowered by the narrowest margin of only a single inning. Amla has played consistently for South Africa and scored handsome runs for the team. He is the most successful opening batsman for the national side in ODI and Tests.

Hashim Amla had always created unbreakable records and he had set another one by scoring the 2nd fastest 8000 runs in ODI against New Zealand at an ICC Cricket World Cup match in Birmingham on 19th June 2019. Amla accomplished the record in only 176 innings and he took a brief period of 11 years and 102 days to reach the feat.

#1 Virat Kohli, India

(175 Innings)

Virat Kohli in odi
Virat Kohli in odi

Virat Kohli is the most classical and elegant batsman on the current Indian national team. Kohli is also the Captain of the Indian ODI team and under his immense leadership, India played the Champions Trophy Final in 2017. Kohli has achieved varied records in his lifetime and his career is simply commendable.

The top-order batsman was successful in scoring the fastest 8000 runs in ODI. Kohli scored a brilliant inning against Bangladesh at an ICC Champions Trophy fixture in Birmingham on 15th June 2017. By surpassing Amla, Kohli took only 175 innings to achieve a magnificent milestone. Kohli had made his debut in 2008 and completed the goal in the fastest time of 8 years and 301 days.

Also Read: Fastest 7000 Runs in ODI

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