Quinton de Kock Becomes Fifth Fastest To Reach 3000 ODI Runs, Breaks Virat Kohli’s Record
South Africa’s Quinton de Kock on Friday became the fifth fastest batsman to reach the 3000-run mark in ODIs in just 74 innings, breaking Virat Kohli’s record, who achieved it in 75 innings. The young batting star achieved the feat during the final ODI against Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park in Centurion.
The form on which the southpaw has been riding lately, he would surely be chasing many records held by the Indian skipper in limited-overs format. Also, de Kock completed his 12th ODI ton against the Islanders too but got out on well made 109. Though, this feat dragged his name into history books as he also became the fastest to reach 12 centuries in just 74 innings, surpassing previous best of Hashim Amla, who did it in 81 innings.
Mentioning Hashim Amla, the batting stalwart tops the list of reaching 3000 ODI runs in mere 57 innings. West Indian legend Sir Vivian Richards stands second while his former team-mate Gordon Greenidge holds the third spot. Only Indian apart from Virat Kohli is Shikhar Dhawan, who retained fourth position. He, however, achieved the milestone in 72 innings.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson also finds himself in the list whereas Joe Root sits above his favorite competitor too at sixth spot.
Virat Kohli, who is often known for chasing records, did it again on Friday when he became only the first batsman in history to score four double hundreds in four consecutive series.
South Africa is currently leading the five-match series 4-0 and if they register a win at Centurion, the Proteas would top the ODI rankings.
Here is the list of players and the innings they took to reach 3000 ODI runs:
Name of Player Innings Required To Reach 3000 ODI Runs
- Hashim Amla (South Africa) 57
- Vivian Richards (West Indies) 69
- Gordon Greenidge (West Indies) 72
- Shikhar Dhawan (India) 72
- Gary Kirsten (South Africa) 72
- Joe Root (England) 72
- Kane Williamson (New Zealand) 73
- Quinton de Kock (South Africa) 74
- Virat Kohli (India) 75
- Graham Gooch (England) 76
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