Hashim Amla becomes second fastest to score 8000 ODI runs
Hashim Amla, the South African opener, added another milestone in his exalted career as he became the second fastest batsman in the world to score 8000 ODI runs on Wednesday.
The 36-year old Amla achieved this feat during South Africa’s ICC World Cup 2019 group stage clash against New Zealand at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
Hashim Amla needed 24 runs to go past the milestone. Thus he became the fourth South African batsmen to reach in the target after Jacques Kallis, Herschelle Gibbs and AB de Villiers.
Here are the list who achieve quickest 8000 runs in ODIs:
175 innings- Virat Kohli
176 innings- Hashim Amla
182 innings- AB de Villiers
Interestingly, Hashim Amla also holds the record for being the quickest to reach 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 ODI runs.
Former South African stroke maker de Villiers is the third fastest to score 8,000 ODI runs off 182 innings, followed by former India skipper Sourav Ganguly (200 innings) and Rohit Sharma (200 innings).
8️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ ODI runs for Hashim Amla 👏
He is the second fastest to the landmark in terms of innings batted 😱
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