Getting 24000 international runs is not an easy job and those who have done this are classified into legends of the game. In this article, we will see the top 5 players’ fastest to 24000 international runs combined in all the formats they have played in their time.
#5 Kumar Sangakkara
Former legendary batsman of Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara is at No.5 on our list. Sangakkara completed 24000 international runs in 591 innings which makes him the fifth fastest to achieve the 24000 runs mark.
#4 Jacques Kallis
The best all-format all-rounder to ever play the game, Jacques Kallis of South Africa is at No.4 on our list. Kallis completed 24000 international runs in 573 innings. Kallis played all three formats of the game but his highest contribution was in ODIs and tests.
#3 Ricky Ponting
One of the best players and captains in the history of cricket, Ricky Ponting of Australia is the third fastest to achieve the 24000 international runs mark. Rickey Ponting was a master of the ODI format. Ponting completed 24000 international runs in 565 innings.
#2 Sachin Tendulkar
Known as the god of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is a compulsory addition to all the batting-related stats. Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run scorer in cricket but 24000 international runs were completed by him in only 543 innings which makes him 2nd fastest to achieve the mark
#1 Virat Kohli
Both first and second positions are occupied by Indians and at No.1 we have someone who is on the verge to break all the batting records of legends. At No.1 we have Virat Kohli who has recently scored his 71st international hundred, after which he became the fastest ever to reach the 24000 international runs mark in only 522 innings.