Pakistan’s opening batsman Fakhar Jaman created another world record in the fifth ODI against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo on Sunday. With this, he has become the batsman to score fastest 1,000 ODI runs in the international cricket. In this case, he has left behind the great West Indian batsman Sir Vivian Richards.
The 28-year-old Jaman achieved this special mark in the 18th innings of his ODI career. While Sir Vivian Richards achieved the milestone of completing 1,000 ODI runs in his career’s 21st inning.
It’s noteworthy that Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Quinton de Kock, and Babar Azam are in the top joint with Viv Richards in ODI cricket. All these batsmen crossed the 1,000-run mark in their 21st innings of ODI careers.
Fakhar Jaman and his 1000 runs:
In the fifth ODI played against Zimbabwe, Zaman played a magnificent innings of 85 runs in 83 balls with 10 fours and 1 sixes. Earlier, in the last 4 One-Day Internationals, he had played innings of 60, 117*, 43* and 210* runs respectively. With this he has scored 1065 runs in 18 ODI.
In the five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe, in the four innings of the five-match series, Jaman has left behind his compatriot Mohammad Yousuf by scoring 455 (117*, 43*, 210* and 85) runs. Yousuf had scored 405 runs in his 4 innings in the year 2002.
It is known that this left-hander batsman made history by scoring double century in the fourth ODI. With this, he has become the sixth batsman in the world, who has scored double century in ODI.
He also broke the 21-year-old record of former great opening batsman of Pakistan Saeed Anwar of highest run in an ODI inning. He also became the first Pakistani player to score double century in ODI.