Many cricketers come and go but there are only a few who leave a permanent mark with their presence in the team. Be it with bat or ball, playing well consistently and impacting the winning of the team is a great accomplishment. There are some legendary batters who proved or continue to prove their gravity in the team every time they step on the ground. Let's take a look at the players with the most runs in a calendar year in ODI Cricket History.
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Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most runs in a calendar year in ODIs. In 1998 he scored 1,894 runs in just 34 matches at an average of 65.31. He scored 9 centuries and 7 fifties that year with a top score of 143.
His inning of 143 against Australia at Sharjah in 1998 is still one of the most impactful ODI innings of his career. It was a dream year for Sachin when he scored nine ODI hundreds in a year in 1998.
Even after more than 20 years, Sachin's record for most ODI runs in a calendar year remains unchanged. On a couple of occasions, players reached their tally of ODI runs in a year, but could never overhaul Sachin's figures achieved in 1998.
|SR Tendulkar (IND)||1998||34||33||4||1894||143||65.31||9||7||–||188||40|
|SC Ganguly (IND)||1999||41||41||3||1767||183||46.50||4||10||1||183||26|
|R Dravid (IND)||1999||43||43||5||1761||153||46.34||6||8||3||164||12|
|SR Tendulkar (IND)||1996||32||32||2||1611||137||53.70||6||9||–||163||17|
|ML Hayden (AUS)||2007||32||30||3||1601||181*||59.29||5||6||1||168||35|
|Saeed Anwar (PAK)||1996||36||36||5||1595||115||51.45||3||10||–||159||20|
|SC Ganguly (IND)||2000||32||32||4||1579||144||56.39||7||6||–||151||35|
|RG Sharma (IND)||2019||28||27||1||1490||159||57.30||7||6||1||146||36|
|MJ Guptill (NZ)||2015||32||32||5||1489||237*||55.14||4||8||3||162||42|
|ME Waugh (AUS)||1999||36||36||3||1468||106||44.48||2||11||1||135||6|
|G Kirsten (SA)||2000||36||36||3||1467||115||44.45||2||13||1||141||0|
|V Kohli (IND)||2017||26||26||7||1460||131||76.84||6||7||2||136||22|
|G Kirsten (SA)||1996||29||29||4||1442||188*||57.68||6||4||1||133||10|
|SR Tendulkar (IND)||2007||33||32||2||1425||100*||47.50||1||13||3||192||12|
|RT Ponting (AUS)||2007||27||24||6||1424||134*||79.11||5||8||–||144||16|