Fakhar Zaman Becomes The Fastest Batsman To Score 1000 ODI runs

Fakhar Zaman stood as the fastest batsman to score 1000 ODI runs. He attained this landmark score within 18 innings at an average of 78. He made 20 runs in the fifth ODI against Zimbabwe to score his 1000 ODI runs.Fakhar Zaman

He was very much ahead of Vivian Richards, Brian Lara, Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, and Babar Azam who achieved this score from 21 ODI innings. He made his ODI debut in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and attracted the attention of many by scoring 252 runs from four innings. He slammed 114 off 106 balls against India to hand Pakistan the Champions Trophy 2017. Since then he kept on playing in his own arrogant style.

In the fifth ODI against Zimbabwe, Pakistan beat Zimbabwe and clinched the title with the lead of 5-0. Pakistan won the game by huge difference of 131 runs.

Fakhar Zaman also achieved a rare record of scoring 500 ODI runs from just five innings. He slammed 60, 117*, 43*, and 210* from the four ODIs in the current series. He stood as the first batsman who slammed a double century in the ODIs for Pakistan. Rohit Sharma slammed three ODI double centuries and Sachin Tendulkar, Martin Guptill, Virendra Sehwag, and Chris Gayle smashed double centuries in ODIs.

In addition to the knock of Fakhar Zaman, Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik achieved another rare record from a single game in the same fifth ODI against Zimbabwe. He slammed 7000 ODI runs and picked his 150 wicket -double in ODIs. He stood as the second batsman after Shahid Afridi to score 7000 runs and pick 150 wicket-double. He stood as one of the rare all-rounders who achieved this record worldwide. Shoaib Malik achieved another rare record a month ago by slamming 2000 T20I runs after Martin Guptill and Brendon Mc Cullum. Virat Kohli joined this club later in the same month.