Top 10 players with most fours in ODI career

most fours in ODI career Sachin

Top 10 players with most fours in ODI career

Most fours in ODI career record is held by some of the classic batsmen in the world. In cricket hitting a six requires less effort than evading a ball from the middle of the fielders. While hitting a six batsmen only need to put in maximum force so that the ball might cross the boundary rope via aerial route. However same is not the case with fours. To get a four added to the shot-list one needs to choose both the shot and the gap carefully. With some of the best fielders strolling all around the ground, getting a four hit is not an easy task. Furthermore, a brutal raw force is not needed for a four to execute perfectly rather it all depends on the timing of the shot.

most fours in ODI career Sachin Tendulkar

Most sixes in career record in ODIs is held by Shahid Afridi. The Pakistani all-rounder has a good reputation of a hard hitter of the game. However most fours in ODI career is not in his name. The reason is pretty obvious. Batsmen who rely on the timing of the ball get to score more boundaries rather the ones hitting the ball with force.  Sachin Tendulkar, the former Indian opener holds the record of most fours in ODI career. The legendary batsman holds the record of highest career runs as well. With over 18000 ODI runs including 49 hundreds, Sachin Tendulkar has hit 2016 fours. Whereas the number of sixes hit by him are nothing as compared to the fours. Sachin’s ODI sixes are 195 in total, a number that shows his preferred style of batting.

most fours in ODI career Jayasuriya

After Sachin Tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya stands with 1500 ODI fours in his career. The former Sri Lankan opening batsman is one of the few players to have hit both sixes and fours in abundance. However he is still way behind Sachin’s record of most fours in ODIs. The list is followed by many other classical players like Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist and Kumar Sangakkara. TM Dilshan and Chris Gayle however are the only active batsmen in the top 15 of the list. Top 10 players with most fours in ODI career list is as under.

Top 10 players with most fours in ODI career

Player Span Matches Runs Fours Sixes
SR Tendulkar (India) 1989-2012 463 18426 2016 195
ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2011 445 13430 1500 270
KC Sangakkara (Asia/ICC/SL) 2000-2015 404 14234 1385 88
RT Ponting (Aus/ICC) 1995-2012 375 13704 1231 162
AC Gilchrist (Aus/ICC) 1996-2008 287 9619 1162 149
V Sehwag (Asia/ICC/India) 1999-2013 251 8273 1132 136
SC Ganguly (Asia/India) 1992-2007 311 11363 1122 190
DPMD Jayawardene (Asia/SL) 1998-2015 448 12650 1119 76
TM Dilshan (SL) 1999-2016 327 10216 1102 55
CH Gayle (ICC/WI) 1999-2015 269 9221 1038 238

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