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Achieving milestones holds significant importance for every cricketer, as it marks a special occasion in their career. In the case of bowlers, the milestone is typically determined by the number of wickets they take. Conversely, for batsmen, the milestone is measured by the amount of runs they score. The speed and consistency at which these milestones are reached often serve as a reflection of a batsman’s skill and caliber. Presented below is a comprehensive compilation of the fastest batsmen to reach 4000 runs in One Day Internationals (ODI).

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Fastest 4000 Runs in ODI Cricket

Player Opposition Match Date Debut Time Mat Inns
HM Amla (SA) v India 8 Dec 2013 9 Mar 2008 5y 274d 84 81
Babar Azam (PAK) v Australia 29 Mar 2022 31 May 2015 6y 302d 84 82
IVA Richards (WI) v New Zealand 14 Apr 1985 7 Jun 1975 9y 311d 96 88
SD Hope (WI) v Pakistan 8 Jun 2022 16 Nov 2016 5y 204d 93 88
JE Root (ENG) v West Indies 29 Sep 2017 11 Jan 2013 4y 261d 97 91
Virat Kohli (IND) v England 19 Jan 2013 18 Aug 2008 4y 154d 96 93
DA Warner (AUS) v Bangladesh 5 Jun 2017 18 Jan 2009 8y 138d 95 93
Q de Kock (SA) v Sri Lanka 8 Aug 2018 19 Jan 2013 5y 201d 94 94
Shikhar Dhawan (IND) v Sri Lanka 17 Dec 2017 20 Oct 2010 7y 58d 96 95
CG Greenidge (WI) v England 21 May 1988 11 Jun 1975 12y 345d 97 96
KS Williamson (NZ) v Bangladesh 26 Dec 2016 10 Aug 2010 6y 138d 102 96
BC Lara (WI) v New Zealand 30 Mar 1996 9 Nov 1990 5y 142d 101 100

Fastest to 4000 runs in ODI: Hashim Amla (South Africa)

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Hashim Amla, the South African opener stands at the top in the list of the fastest to 4000 runs in ODI Cricket. He is without a doubt one of the best modern batsmen to exist in recent times. His consistency and performance had proved to be a vital strength to the Proteas side.

He is not only the fastest to 4000 ODI runs but also the fastest to 3000, 6000 and 7000 ODI runs. It took the modern-day great only 81 innings to reach the 4000 run milestone.

Fastest to 4000 runs in ODI: Babar Azam (Pakistan)

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Babar Azam accomplished the feat of scoring 4000 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs) in just 82 innings, only one more than Hashim Amla. Babar Azam, a right-handed top-order batsman renowned for his composed demeanor and disciplined approach, firmly established himself as a permanent fixture in Pakistan’s batting lineup.


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Fastest to 4000 runs in ODI: Vivian Richards (West Indies)

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Vivian Richards is a true legend and one of the greatest players to ever play the game. He had everything in his arsenal from the style, the class, the attitude to his consistency.

Sir Vivian Richards is often remembered as one of the greatest to ever play the game of cricket. He was a big match player who could handle high-pressure situations easily. Richards stands number two on the list of the fastest to 4000 ODI runs. He completed it in 88 innings.

Fastest to 4000 runs in ODI: Shai Hope (West Indies)

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With a spectacular performance in the first ODI of the three-match series between Pakistan and the West Indies, Hope joined list of cricketers to surpass the milestone of 4,000 runs. It took him 88 innings to achieve this impressive feat, matching the sensational record set by the West Indies legend, Viv Richards, who also reached the milestone in 88 matches.


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Fastest to 4000 runs in ODI: Joe Root (England)

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Joe Root is one of the greatest batsmen in the world. Much like all other greats of the game, Root is known for his consistency and dependability in big matches. Often considered more of a test player, Joe Root’s ODI record is also really good. He stands at number fifth on the list for fastest to 4000 ODI runs by taking 91 innings to reach the milestone.

Fastest to 4000 runs in ODI: Virat Kohli (India)

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The Indian former captain and probably the greatest modern-era batsman, Virat Kohli is a name no true cricket fan will ever forget. With over 25,000 runs and over 75 centuries, Virat is no stranger to creating records.

Often referred to as ‘The Run Machine’, Virat Kohli stands at number sixth on the list for fastest to 4000 ODI runs. It took him 93 innings to get to the record.


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David Warner (Australia)

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David Warner is without a doubt one of the best and most explosive openers to ever exist in World of Cricket. He was always considered to be a player whose batting style would suit the limited-overs format. Although, he later did make a name for himself in Test cricket, the longest and toughest format of the game, he still remains one of the best modern-day limited-overs batsmen.

The Australian opener is at number seventh on the list for the fastest to 4000 ODI runs. He reached the milestone in only 93 matches.


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Quinton De Kock (South Africa)

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Quinton De Kock is one of the best and most impressive openers today. He is a good striker of the ball and looks really amazing on his great days. The player become a very known figure in World cricket after scoring three consecutive centuries against India in a home series. Ever since, he has not looked back. He stands at number 8th on the list of fastest to 4000 ODI runs by completing the milestone in only 94 matches.

Shikhar Dhawan (India)

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Another left-handed opener in the list, Shikhar Dhawan or popularly known ‘Gabbar’ has been one of the best Indian batsmen. His partnership with Rohit Sharma will always be one of the best India has ever had.

Shikhar Dhawan’s contribution to the Indian team can always be remembered by his amazing stint in the 2013 Champions Trophy which India ended up winning. He was the highest run-scorer in that tournament. Shikhar Dhawan stands at number ninth on the list for fastest to 4000 ODI runs. He achieved the milestone in only 95 innings.


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CG Greenidge (West Indies)

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CG Greenidge is a Caribbean batsman who is often remembered as one of the greatest openers to ever exist. He was inducted into the ICC hall of fame in 2009. CG was one of the best players during the 1970s and 1980s. He is at number tenth on the list for fastest to 8000 ODI runs by doing it in only 96 innings.

Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

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Anyone who has watched Kane knows that he is pure class as a batsman and as a player off the field. The New Zealand captain stands at number 11 on the list for fastest to 4000 ODI runs. He reached the milestone in only 96 innings.

Brian Lara (West Indies)

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Brian Lara is mostly known for his brilliant 400 runs innings in a test match. But the legend has many other records too. Lara is often regarded as one of the greatest batsmen from the West Indies to ever exist. He reached the 4000 runs milestone in a 100 innings and is the 12th fastest to score 4000 runs in ODI.


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