The world of cricket has witnessed some of the most amazing records in both the bowling and batting department by some of the best cricketers around the world. Moreover, as cricket is mostly been known as a “Batsman’s game” it’s the batting part which has gained all the attention and limelight in the process most of the times.
Talking about the records, there have been some worth mentioning in the list and whilst we said that, let’s take a look at the list of top 10 players who have been the fastest to reach the 1000 runs mark.
#10 Glenn Turner (New Zealand) Image source
Glenn Turner was one of the most sought after kiwi player of his era and he along with Martin Crowe has leaded the team to many memorable victories in the process. He was that one batsman who was not only been known for his attacking abilities, but also made his mark with exceptional batting technique. Talking about his feat of reaching 1000 runs, he achieved this during a match against Australia in Adelaide in 1983.
#9 Azhar Ali (Pakistan) Image source
Azhar Ali is amongst the recent crop of Pakistani batsman who have taken guard for being one of the most dependable batsman for the team after the “ MisYou”( Misbah and Younis) era. Pakistan team did struggle a lot after both of their key players got retired but Azhar ali along with some other notable names in the Pakistan batting line up, took his team out of the black hole of defeats in some crucial matches.
Although his recent struggle in the ODI cricket limited his participation in mostly the test cricket, he is still knocking the doors for an ODI selection with some notable performances in the test arena. Talking about his feat to reach the 1000 runs, he did that in his 23rd innings whilst playing for his team against Sri lanka in Colombo in the year 2015.
#8 Ryan Ten Doeschate (Netherlands)Image source
Ryan Ten Doeschate is one of the only cricketers coming form Netherlands who have made their mark in the Cricket world in the past few years. He has excelled in all the formats for the team and played along various T20 leagues around the world due to his exceptional all rounder skills on the cricket field. Looking at his feat towards being one of the fastest to the “1000 runs club”, he did that in his 23rd inning whilst playing for his national team against Afghanistan in 2009 at his own backyard in Amstelveen.
#7 Gordon Greenidge (West Indies)
Gordon Greenidge is one of the most sought after West Indian cricketers of his era who has lead his West Indian team to become one of the most dominant teams around the 90s. He was amongst the biggest stalwarts of their batting line up who has impressed everyone with his impeccable batting and great technique. Looking at his feat of achieving the 1000 runs benchmark, he did that in his 23rd innings whilst playing for his team against England at Leeds in 1980.That was the time when west Indies team was been quoted as the world’s cricketing power after winning two world cups in trot.
#6 Babar Azam (Pakistan)image source
Babar Azam has been the most recent star performers of the Pakistani batting line up and he is been seen as a successor to the former batting legends of the Pakistani team by many around. Whilst carrying around a batting average of more than 50 in the One day internationals, he has impressed everyone from the cricket fans to the experts in the process and his recent performances against some of the best teams around has certainly proved his worth whilst been a class batsman. Babar azam achieved the feat of 1000 runs in his 21st innings whilst playing against Australia in Perth and secures the No 6 spot in our list of “Fastest to 1000 runs” in ODI cricket.
#5 Quinton De Kock (South Africa) image source
Quinton De kock is the current wicketkeeper batsman of the South African team and one of the mosagt highly regarded player amongst the current crop of cricketers. Coming at the top order for his team, de kock has established him as a genuine opener and one of his notable performances came out against the Indian team when he scored three consecutive centuries during the One day series against them. He is one of the best wicket keepers currently and whilst we take a look against his feat of reaching the 1000 runs mark, he did come to the same in his 21st innings against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in 2014.
#4 Jonathan Trott (England)
Jonathan Trott is former English batsman who has recently taken retirement form International cricket on Personal reason grounds. Still, he was one of the most capable English players of his era and was highly appreciated and recognized for some of his magnificent performances whilst playing for the English cricket team. Talking about his achievement to 1000 runs in the One day cricket, he reached to the same feat in his 21st innings whilst playing for his team against Ireland in Bangalore in a world cup match. Although England lost the same match to the heroics of Kevin o Brian from Ireland, Trott garnered lot of attention and appreciation for his prolific innings in the process.
#3 Kevin Pietersen (England)
Kevin Pietersen would always be remembered as one of the most prolific English batsman of his era and he was that one man who has proved his prowess in all the three formats for his team over the past few years.
He was mostly known for his attacking power along with the capabilities to play according to the match situation and took his team to the podium of glory from the jaws of defeat numerous times in the process. He reached to the 1000 runs mark in his 21st innings whilst playing against the Indian team at Faridabad in 2006 and stands at the no 3 spot in our list.
#2 Viv Richards (West Indies)
Viv Richards has been the stalwart of the West Indian domination in World cricket in the 80s era and he was that one batsman who has mercilessly thrashed every single bowler out of the park with utmost expertise. Richards has been included in the ICC hall of fame list and is been a part of the list featuring “Best batsman in the world cricket history” till now. Talking about his feat to 1000 runs, he achieved this in his 21st innings whilst playing against England in Sydney.
#1 Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan)
Fakhar Zaman has been the spearhead of the Pakistani team quite recently and whilst he has broken the record for “biggest core in ODIs by a Pakistani batsman” on his way to a double hundred against Zimbabwe, he has put himself in the elite list of the current list of top players around. Fakhar reached the 1000 runs mark in his 18th innings during the same innings against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in 2018.