Australia opener David Warner became the fastest batter to complete 1000 runs in the ODI World Cup during the ongoing India vs Australia match on Sunday, October 8, at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
The Australia southpaw achieved this milestone in 19 innings, one better than both Sachin Tendulkar and AB de Villiers who took 20 innings each. Warner needed 8 runs to reach the four-digit mark and he reached it by sending a powerful straight drive for a boundary.
Fastest to 1000 ODI World Cup Runs [by innings taken]
- David Warner – 19 innings
- Sachin Tendulkar/ AB de Villiers – 20
- Viv Richards/ Sourav Ganguly – 21
- Mark Waugh – 22
- Herschelle Gibbs – 22
Notably, David Warner has been in exceptional form, recording three consecutive half-centuries against India in the recently concluded three-match ODI series on Indian soil.
He continued to impress in the ICC World Cup 2023 opener against India, managing to score 41 runs from 52 balls before being outsmarted by Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav.