Fastest Indian to 3000 ODI runs (men and women) | Smriti Mandhana nearly broke Kohli’s record

Smriti Mandhana became the fastest Indian to reach 3000 ODI runs in Women's cricket and third fastest Indian in overall.
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Smriti Mandhana became only third Indian women cricketer after Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur to score 3000 ODI runs. Not only she reached the milestone, she nearly broke the all-time Indian Women's record of doing it in minimum innings. The southpaw reached the milestone in 76 innings and became the 3rd fastest Indian to 3000 runs among the Indian batters (men and women).

Smriti Mandhana lofts one in the air in the first WODI against England, 2022. Image – Getty Images.

While breaking the record of Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj, Madhana nearly broke the record of Virat Kohli. Mithali, who took 88 innings to score her first 3000 WODI runs was the fastest among the women cricketers in India. On the other hand, the current Indian women's captain Harmanpreet Kaur took 101 innings to reach her 3000 WODI runs.

Smriti Mandhan: Fastest Indian to score 3000 Women's ODI runs

PlayerSmriti MandhanaMithali RajHarmanpreet Kaur
Innings took to score 3000 WODI runs76 innings88 innings101 innings
Fastest Indian to score 3000 WODI runs.

Smriti Mandhana is the only Indian opener to score 3000 runs in Women's ODIs.

Fastest Indian to 3000 ODI runs (men and women)

In overall, Smriti is now the third fastest among Indians (men and women) to reach the milestone. She reached that feat in 76 innings. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is just one inning ahead of Smirti. Kohli took 75 innings to reach his first 3000 ODI runs and then went on score nearly another 9000 runs in his career.

Shikhar Dhawan scored his 9th ODI ton while becoming the fastest Indian to 3000 ODI runs in 2016.

Shikhar Dhawan is the fastest Indian to 3000 ODI runs among men and women. He got to the milestone in just 72 innings with an average of 43.47. Meantime Shikhar had also scored 9 ODI centuries as well while getting to that milestone.

Here are the Top 5 fastest Indian cricketers to score 3000 ODI runs (men and women)

  1. Shikhar Dhawan – 72 innings.
  2. Virat Kohli – 75 innings.
  3. Smriti Mandhana – 76 innings.
  4. Navjot Singh Sidhu – 79 innings.
  5. Sourav Ganguly – 82 innings.

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