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List of Top 10 Fastest 9000 runs in ODI Cricket History

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Top 10 Fastest 9000 runs in ODI Cricket: The One-Day International Cricket has developed magnificently over the past few decades. The growing importance of the format has enabled the batsmen to play patiently and with utmost dedication. With sheer determination and perseverance, batsmen have been able to score thousands of runs in the 50-over format.

After the inception of T-20 cricket, the batsmen have adapted to unique techniques of scoring quick runs. This has resulted in high scores for the batsmen which have, in turn, helped them to score more runs. Here is the list of the Top 10 fastest 9000 runs in ODI:

Top 10 Fastest 9000 Runs in ODI

Position Player Matches Innings Country
1 Virat Kohli 202 194 India
2 AB de Villiers 214 205 South Africa
3 Rohit Sharma 224 217 India
4 Sourav Ganguly 236 228 India
5 Sachin Tendulkar 242 235 India
6 Brain Lara 246 239 West Indies
7 Ricky Ponting 248 242 Australia
8 Jacques Kallis 256 242 South Africa
9 MS Dhoni 281 244 India
10 Mohammad Yousuf 258 245 Pakistan

Mohammad Yousuf, Pakistan

(245 Innings)

Mohammad Yousuf in ODI
Mohammad Yousuf in ODI

Mohammad Yousuf is the only Pakistan to feature in the list of scoring the fastest 9000 runs in ODI. Pakistani batsmen had not yet been featured in our list. Mohammad Yousuf was one of the most successful batsmen for Pakistan in ODI. He was the most classical and elegant player for the team who scored massive runs for his team.

Mohammad Yousuf is the only second Pakistani batsman to score 9000 or more runs in ODI cricket. Mohammad Yousuf scored the 10th fastest 9000 runs in ODI against Bangladesh at Faisalabad on 11th April 2008. Yousuf took 245 innings to achieve the feat. He had made his debut on 28th March 1998 and it took him 10 years and 14 days to accomplish the goal.

MS Dhoni, India

(244 Innings)

MS Dhoni in odi
MS Dhoni in odi

MS Dhoni is the former Indian captain who featured in the list of scoring a thousand runs consecutively. Dhoni led the Indian team to a triumph at the World Cup and Champions Trophy. He is one of the most beloved Indian cricketers and has a tremendous fan base.

Dhoni broke a record and scored the 9th fastest 9000 runs in ODI against New Zealand at Mohali in 2016. He took 244 innings and 11 years and 305 days to reach the landmark. Dhoni’s extravagant hitting was the most powerful feature of the cool man.

Jacques Kallis, South Africa

(242 Innings)

Jacques Kallis in odi
Jacques Kallis in odi

One of the best batsmen for South Africa across all three formats of the game, Jacques Kallis has made a significant contribution to the Proteas side. He was also a medium-pace bowler who had been the most valuable asset for the Proteas in their golden days.

Kallis played fierce knocks as he brought up the 8th fastest 9000 runs in ODI against England at Bridgetown in 2007. He took 242 innings to reach the mark of 9000 runs. Kallis had made his debut in 1996 and it took him 11 years and 98 days to accomplish his goal.

Ricky Ponting, Australia 

(242 Innings)

Ricky Ponting in odi
Ricky Ponting in odi

Ricky Ponting is the most successful batsman for Australia in ODI as well as Test Cricket. Under his captaincy, Australia won three consecutive World Cups which is still a record. Ponting was a handsome batsman who scored technical and classical runs for the Kangaroos.

Ponting had a memorable career and he achieved many records. One such record created by him is of scoring the 7th fastest 9000 runs in ODI against South Africa at Port Elizabeth in 2006. Making his debut in 1995, Ponting required 242 innings and 11 years to accomplish the feat.

Brian Lara, West Indies 

(239 Innings)

Brian Lara in ODI Matches
Brian Lara in ODI

The list of scoring the fastest 9000 runs is fully inducted with the most successful batsmen for their respective countries. Brian Lara was another such batsman who made a magnificent contribution to the West Indies team. His class, attitude, and dedication are significantly praised across the world.

Lara took only 239 innings to score the 6th fastest 9000 runs in ODI. His brilliant and consistent knock came against Australia at Melbourne on 14th January 2005. He had made his debut on 9th November 1990 and took the longest period of 14 years and 66 days to complete the score.

Sachin Tendulkar, India

(235 Innings)

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar in ODI

Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run-getter in ODI Cricket and is certainly the most successful batsman for India in ODI cricket. His mind-blowing knocks consisted of 49 centuries and 51 half-centuries. He is the only player to score 100 international centuries in his career.

Tendulkar is an amazing and classical batsman who took 235 innings to complete 9000 runs in ODI. He holds the record of scoring the 5th fastest 9000 runs in ODI. His crucial knock came against South Africa at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur on 19th March 2000.

Sourav Ganguly, India

(228 Innings)

Sourav Ganguly in ODI
Sourav Ganguly in ODI

The former Indian and the most successful left-handed batsman in ODI, Sourav Ganguly has been a brilliant player for the Indian team with both bat and ball. Ganguly played aggressively and is known for his rifts with Andrew Flintoff and Ricky Ponting.

Ganguly has scored the 4th fastest 9000 runs in ODI against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 9th January 2004. Ganguly required 228 innings to accomplish the milestone. He had made his debut on 11th January 1992 and took 11 years and 303 days to complete the runs.

Rohit Sharma, India

(217 Innings)

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma in ODI

Rohit Sharma has consistently featured in the list of scoring the fastest thousand runs since scoring the fastest seven thousand runs. Sharma is an extraordinary batsman who is a pinch-hitter of the white ball. Sharma has always been a valuable player for the team who has taken the best hold of power play for the team.

Rohit Sharma has successfully scored 9000 runs in only 217 innings of his ODI career. He has been the most significant opener for India. His exclusive knock to complete the 3rd fastest 9000 runs in ODI came against Australia at Bangalore on 19th January 2020. Sharma had made his debut at a young age in 2007 and took 12 years and 210 days to accomplish the milestone.

Hashim Amla, South Africa

(205 Innings)

Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla in ODI

Hashim Amla is the only Non-Indian to feature in the top five of the list. Amla has consistently featured in the list since scoring the fastest 2000 runs in ODI. Amla is the most successful batsman for South Africa in ODI as well as Test cricket. Amla is a marvelous player of the white ball and played crucial knocks for his team.

Amla holds many records for the South African national team. His brilliant innings made him the batsman to score the 2nd fastest 9000 runs in ODI. Amla took 205 innings to reach the landmark and his knock came against New Zealand at Wellington in February 2017. Amla made his debut in 2005 and took 12 years and 23 days to accomplish the feat.

Virat Kohli, India

(194 Innings)

Virat Kohli in odi
Virat Kohli in odi

The Indian Captain in the ODI Format, Virat Kohli has been the most successful batsman for the current Indian side. Kohli has led the Indian team to achieve many feats in his career. Kohli is an accountable batsman and plays consistently. Kohli is a classical and elegant batsman who is known for his exquisite cover driving.

Kohli has many records of his name. Another feather on to his cap came against New Zealand At Kanpur when he scored the fastest 9000 runs in ODI. Kohli took only 194 innings and created a record that is truly not breakable by future generations. It took only 9 years and 72 days to achieve the milestone.

Also Read: Fastest 8000 runs in ODI

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