There are cricketers who are exceptional and there are cricketers who are born to be legends. Some play it just as a sport, while there are others who play this game wearing their heart and soul on the sleeves. And that, is their identity!
And if one has to talk about AB de Villiers, the captain of South African ODI team, he certainly falls in the later category.
Already a record holder of many a milestones, including the fastest ton in ODI format, he broke one more record recently as he became the fastest batsman in the history of the game to cross 8000 runs in ODI cricket. This enigmatic South African all rounder, reached the milestone on his way to a 64 runs inning against the finalists of 2015 world cup; New Zealand. AB reached the milestone in only his 182nd Inning in the format.
The club of top 10 players for fastest eight thousand runs in ODI cricket also includes 3 players from India. Sourav Ganguly holds the second place, with Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni occupying 3rd and 5th place respectively.
Here is the list of 10 superstar cricketers to reach fastest 8000 runs in ODI cricket :
1. The 360 degree player and the fastest of all.
2. Bengal Tiger and the most elegant batsman.
3. The God Of Cricket.
4. The greatest modern day batsman.
5. Our very own “Captain Cool”.
6. The electrifying opener of Pakistan.
7. A good player of pace bowling.
8. An outstanding batsman and legend of the game.
9. The swashbuckling West Indian opener.
10. A prolific run scorer.