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From Kohli to Tendulkar: Fastest batters to 10000 runs in ODIs

Off-late one-day international viewership has gone down big time because of the emergence of T20 cricket. However, ODI is a kind of format that is still considered a very challenging one.

One-day international encounters are always more entertaining and thrilling to experience. It tests the natural talent of players and gives them enough chances to prove their worth in the team. And bookmakers in India tend to cover all kinds of odds in this format of the game

Around 1970, the ODI foundation was laid and it gathered momentum among cricket fans. As time passed by changes were consistently made in this format of the game. Coloured dress was introduced, then slowly white ball and games started happening in the floodlights. It won't be wrong to say ODI cricket enhanced the popularity of the game.

Five fastest batters to complete 10000 runs in the ODI format

5) Jacques Kallis

One of the greatest all-rounders of all time – Jacques Kallis, took 272 innings to reach the milestone. The South Africa cricketer Kallis was equally exceptional with both bat and ball and was regarded as a true match-winner.

He made his debut in 1996 and soon made himself a regular in the South African team.

4) Ricky Ponting

Australian cricket has dominated the ODI format for a long time and a man behind that was former skipper Ricky Ponting. One of the most aggressive players in the history of Australian cricket, Ponting was a master in whatever he did.

Ponting took 266 innings to score 10000 runs in the ODIs. He got to the mark against South Africa in March 2007. He is still regarded as one of the finest batters the country has ever produced after Don Bradman.

3) Sourav Ganguly

One of the greatest captains and a southpaw batsman from the Indian cricket team, Sourav Ganguly, is comfortably placed at number three on the list. Ganguly should be credited for the complete makeover of Indian cricket in every way.

He is third on this list and he took 263 innings to complete 10k runs. He reached the landmark against Sri Lanka in Dambulla in August 2005.

2) Sachin Tendulkar

The God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, has to surely be on this list as he was the first man to cross a 10,000-run mark in the ODIs. The living legend reached the 10000 run mark in 259 innings, crossing it against Australia in 2001.

He achieved the historic number after playing for 11 years. Sachin witnessed a lot of ups and downs in his career but till now no other cricketer has been able to reach the popularity and love he received from fans.

1) Virat Kohli

Indian cricket is known to produce some of the finest batters in cricket over a period of time. Virat Kohli is one of the finest examples of it. Kohli holds the record for being the fastest to reach the milestone of 10,000 ODI runs.

Kohli achieved this amazing feat in 2018 when he surpassed his idol Tendulkar to reach the milestone. He did it in his 205th innings against West Indies in Vishakhapatnam.

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