Cricket could be termed as the energy-sapping game, but the professionals had achieved the best when it came to their milestones as well, apart from the team’s cause.
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One such familiar name that comes to the mind is brilliant Shikhar Dhawan, who has been in the terrific form in the 50-over format and that eventually made things pretty easy for the batting department in particular.
The left-handed opening batsman Dhawan was the latest, who bettered the previous second-best record of former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, who reached the 4,000 run mark during his career in 105 innings and that was eventually eclipsed by current Indian captain Virat Kohli in 2013.
However, Dhawan reached the tally of 4,000 runs on December 17 (Sunday) in his 95th innings against Sri Lanka when he remained unbeaten on 100 off 85 deliveries.
Dhawan, who made his ODI debut in Vizag in 2010, returned to the memorable ground with a bang, smashing his 12th ODI century which subsequently helped hosts — to win the match by eight wickets and seal the three-match series 2-1.
As of now, Dhawan featured in 96 ODIs, as he registered 4,038 runs at an average of 44.86. He has also smashed 23 fifties. With the ODI-best of 137, Dhawan’s performances have been significant at the top against the white-ball.
On the other side, banking on the strength and the dream-run, the 29-year-old Kohli has been at the forefront to make most of the opportunities being thrown on his way from time-to-time.
The top-order batsman Kohli is known as a run-machine who sits now at 9,030 runs in 194 innings after featuring in 202 One-day Internationals. Known for playing the spectacular role at the top, Kohli has been smashing hundreds with such a comfort and is topping the fastest to 4,000 runs in ODI, as he achieved the feat in 93 innings.
The list also includes the legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar and former Indian batsman Navjot Singh Sidhu which further sees the discarded opening batsman Gautam Gambhir being listed fifth.
So much so, the list includes three retired players who have the massive fan-following in the cricket-loving country.
In terms of innings, here’s is the list of latest and fastest Indian to score 4000 ODI runs:
|Serial||Player||Fewer ODI Innings|
|4||Navjot Singh Sidhu||109|