Pakistan opening batsman Fakhar Zaman became the quickest player to reach the 1000 runs in one-day internationals (ODI), breaking the record of West Indies Legend Vivian Richards, here on 22 July 2018. He achieved the feat during the fifth and final ODI of the ongoing five-match series against Zimbabwe.
The 28-year-old took 18 innings to reach the 1000 mark while the West Indies batsman had achieved the figure in 21 matches. Zaman made his ODI debut just over a year ago in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and smashed 252 runs in just four innings in India-Pakistan final.
During the course of the ODI series in Zimbabwe, Zaman had recorded scores of 60, 117 (not out), 43 (not out) and 210 (not out) prior to the latest innings. His innings of 210 runs in the fourth match against Zimbabwe was the first double century in the format by a Pakistani cricketer, and only the eighth overall after Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill. Zaman has scored three centuries and five half-centuries in eighteen ODIs that he has played so far. (ANI)