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The ultimate aspiration of every aspiring cricketer is to don their national colors and compete on the grand international stage. Nevertheless, the opportunity to proudly represent one’s homeland on foreign shores is a privilege extended to only a select few. Brilliant cricketers are celebrated for their exceptional ability to consistently score runs, which often becomes their defining feature. In the One-Day International (ODI) format, only five players have surpassed the 13000-run barrier. The article includes the names of the top cricketers fastest to score 13,000 ODI runs.

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Top 5 Cricketers Fastest to Score 13000 ODI Runs

Player Name No. of Innings
Virat Kohli 267
Sachin Tendulkar 321
Ricky Ponting 341
Kumar Sangakkara 363
Sanath Jayasuriya 416

Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli is on the top of this list, having amassed 13000 ODI runs in just 267 innings. The magnificence of this achievement is further heightened by the fact that he did it against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023 when he also struck his 47th ODI century. Kohli’s consistency and superb batting talents have cemented his place among the current greats of one-day international cricket. Kohli broke multiple records on his way to being the fastest with 13,000 runs. Against Sri Lanka in 2008, Kohli made his one-day debut for India.

Virat Kohli Career Stats

  • Batting & Fielding 
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 113 191 11 8848 254* 49.15 15924 55.56 29 30 991 26 111 0
ODIs 292 280 44 13848 183 58.67 14797 93.58 50 72 1294 151 151 0
T20Is 117 109 31 4037 122* 51.75 2922 138.15 1 37 361 117 52 0
FC 145 239 18 11097 254* 50.21 19827 55.96 36 38 1304 41 142 0
List A 326 313 47 15290 183 57.48 16333 93.61 54 80 1458 175 169 0
T20s 376 359 68 11994 122* 41.21 8989 133.42 8 91 1074 371 172 0

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Sachin Tendulkar

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Only a few players can compete with Sachin Tendulkar in terms of run-scoring. He is the most successful cricketer of all time, having played the most games, scored the most runs, and scored the most hundreds. Sachin Tendulkar began an illustrious 24-year career with his ODI debut against Pakistan in December 1989. Over 463 ODIs, he scored 18,426 runs at an astonishing average of 44.83. Sachin’s track record of 49 hundred and 96 half-centuries attests to his dependability and brilliance. Furthermore, he set a record by accumulating 13,000 ODI runs in only 321 innings, solidifying his place as one of cricket’s all-time greats.

Sachin Tendulkar Career Stats

  • Batting & Fielding
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Test 200 329 33 15921 248* 53.78 51 68 69 115 0
ODI 463 452 41 18426 200* 44.83 21368 86.23 49 96 2016 195 140 0
T20I 1 1 0 10 10 10.00 12 83.33 0 0 2 0 1 0
FC 310 490 51 25396 248* 57.84 81 116 186 0
List A 551 538 55 21999 200* 45.54 60 114 175 0
T20 96 96 11 2797 100* 32.90 2310 121.08 1 16 359 38 28 0

Ricky Ponting

Top 5 Cricketers Fastest to Score 13,000 ODI Runs | Ricky Ponting - KreedOn
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The former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, who guided his team to World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007, is up next. Ricky Ponting is the third-best ODI run-scorer in history and the highest for his country. Against South Africa in Wellington in February 1995, Ponting made his one-day international debut. He appeared in 375 One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Ponting scored 13704 runs in 365 innings, averaging 42.03 runs per inning, with 30 centuries and 82 half-centuries. In 341 innings, he scored 13000 ODI runs.

Ricky Ponting Career Stats

  • Batting & Fielding
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Test 168 287 29 13378 257 51.85 22782 58.72 41 62 1509 73 196 0
ODI 375 365 39 13704 164 42.03 17046 80.39 30 82 1231 162 160 0
T20I 17 16 2 401 98* 28.64 302 132.78 0 2 41 11 8 0
FC 289 494 62 24150 257 55.90 82 106 309 0
List A 456 445 53 16363 164 41.74 34 99 195 0
T20 48 43 3 909 98* 22.72 819 110.98 0 5 75 25 17 0

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Kumar Sangakkara

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Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka’s former captain, is ranked fourth on the list. Sangakkara, regarded as one of the greatest cricketers in history, retired as the second-highest ODI run scorer. He made his debut against Pakistan and went on to play 404 ODIs throughout his stellar career. Sangakkara scored 25 centuries and 93 half-centuries in 14,234 runs at an average of 41.98, demonstrating his exceptional batting skill. Notably, he surpassed the 13,000-run mark in only 363 innings.

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Kumar Sangakkara Career Stats

  • Batting & Fielding
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Test 134 233 17 12400 319 57.40 22882 54.19 38 52 1491 51 182 20
ODI 404 380 41 14234 169 41.98 18048 78.86 25 93 1385 88 402 99
T20I 56 53 9 1382 78 31.40 1156 119.55 0 8 139 20 25 20
FC 260 430 31 20911 319 52.40 64 86 371 33
List A 529 501 54 19456 169 43.52 39 120 518 124
T20 267 260 23 6937 94 29.27 5487 126.42 0 43 740 139 167 60

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Sanath Jayasuriya

Top 5 Cricketers Fastest to Score 13,000 ODI Runs | KreedOn
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Sanath Jayasuriya was a pivotal player in Sri Lankan cricket. Jayasuriya’s distinctive and aggressive playing style led to him dominating opposition bowlers with remarkable ease. His outstanding record of 13,430 runs in 433 innings places him fourth among top run scorers in ODI history. Jayasuriya scored fastest 13,000 runs in 416 innings and left an unforgettable impression on the cricketing world.

Sanath Jayasuriya Career Stats

  • Batting & Fielding
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Test 110 188 14 6973 340 40.07 10698 65.18 14 31 910 59 78 0
ODI 445 433 18 13430 189 32.36 14725 91.20 28 68 1500 270 123 0
T20I 31 30 3 629 88 23.29 487 129.15 0 4 76 23 4 0
FC 265 419 33 14819 340 38.39 29 70 162 0
List A 557 542 25 16128 189 31.19 31 82 153 0
T20 111 109 7 2317 114* 22.71 1654 140.08 1 12 252 114 21 0

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