Cricket professionals do not play for records but they play for their country. With every head in the team doing their job quite smoothly, it surely makes the team strong. All that happens when you put a hoard of efforts in the training session with surgical precision.

Though there are 11 players in each team, the top-order batsmen are the pivotal driving force that spun the web to the opposition and make their team feel so comfortable scoring the lump of runs. If the top-order failed to capitalise on starts, then the middle-order batsmen step up and deliver the much-needed amends.

Let it be an aggressive batsman or a prolific all-rounder, one adds more flavour to their records by converting small to big scores. Eventually, all those additions that the batsmen push shall surely reap rewards later. Every team has the star batsman who tops the charts in the most number of runs.

Let’s take a look at the 10 fastest batsmen who reached 9000 runs in One-Day Internationals:

#10. Chris Gayle – 261 innings

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The Godzilla of cricket features in the list for completing 9000 runs in his ODI career and he took 261 innings to reach the landmark. Chris Gayle reached his feat against Zimbabwe and became the second fastest Caribbean to relish the record.