Shai Hope reached 5000 runs in the format and recorded his 16th ODI century.
West Indies cricketer Shai Hope made cricket history on Sunday by tying the legendary Sir Vivian Richards’ and Indian cricketer Virat Kohli’s historic records. In addition to leading his team to an incredible triumph, chased down a massive 326-run total, the West Indies captain’s unbeaten performance of 109 runs off just 83 balls against England at North Sound, Antigua, also marked his admission into the select club of players achieving the fastest 5000 ODI runs.
When Hope’s achievements are contrasted with the game’s legends, they become even more remarkable. The fact that Shai Hope, Virat Kohli, and Viv Richards took 114 innings to reach the milestone underscores the extraordinary consistency and skill of these hitters.
Even though Hope’s achievement is remarkable, it’s important to remember that he now shares the distinction of being the fastest player to amass 5000 ODI runs, ranking among legends in the game like Virat Kohli and Sir Viv Richards. Babar Azam, a batsman for Pakistan, is the only player to have scored 5000 ODI runs in the fewest number of innings—97 innings—in the history of the format.
The list is updated with Shai Hope.
Shai Hope demonstrated both his ability to lead innings and his aggressive strokeplay with his 109-run innings, which included seven sixes and four fours. With 119 matches played and an average of 51.52, Hope’s total ODI score now stands at 5049 runs thanks to this outstanding performance. Due to his steady ability to score runs, the right-hander has amassed an astounding 16 centuries and 24 half-centuries in the format.