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| On Jul 23, 2022 11:55 AM IST

Who is the fastest Indian batsman to score 1000 ODI runs?


Scoring runs consistently and winning matches for their team is the main goal of every batter that plays cricket. It’s fair to say that their consistency is gauged by the number of runs they score and the landmarks they reach. The hunger to score runs has seen many batters create and break records. ODI cricket has provided a great platform for batters to show their prowess and prove their mettle.

Let’s take a look at the fastest Indian batsman to score 1000 ODI runs

S.NO Batsmen name Innings to 1000 runs Overall runs
1. Virat Kohli 24 innings 12344
2. Shikhar Dhawan 24 innings 6325
3. Shreyas Iyer 25 innings 1001
4. Navjot Singh Sidhu 25 innings 4413

Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli is the fastest Indian batsman to score 1000 ODI runs as he achieved the feat in just 24 innings. The right-hander has broken several records and is also the fastest to the 10,000 runs in the 50-over format. Currently, he has 12344 runs to his name. Although he’s going through a rough phase, it is expected that he’ll return to form soon and will back to scoring runs like he used to do.

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The second fastest Indian batsman to score 1000 ODI runs or joint fastest is none other than senior opener Shikhar Dhawan. He completed the milestone in 25 innings. Ever since he made his debut for India in the 50-over format, he has set the stage on fire and is considered as one of the most dependable batters India has ever produced. Overall he has 6325 runs and the number is only expected to increase.

India’s young sensation Shreyas Iyer is the third fastest Indian batsman to score 1000 ODI runs.  He achieved the milestone in 25 innings, which is also the second joint-fastest record. Iyer achieved the feat recently in the first ODI against West Indies on 22nd July 2022. He is rated as one of the futures assets for Team India. Current he has scored 1001 runs in ODIs.

Iyer shares the record with Navjot Singh Sidhu. The former Indian cricketer, who opened the innings for the side also achieved the milestone in his 25th ODI innings. He played an instrumental role in making Indian successful in the early teams. He ended his career with 4413 ODI runs.

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