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Fastest To Complete 10000 T20 Runs

In February 2024, Babar Azam reached the 10000 T20 runs milestone in 271 innings, he became the fastest to complete 10000 T20 runs by breaking Chris Gayle’s long-standing record.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 04.03.2024
Fastest To Complete 10000 T20 Runs

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Key Takeaways:

  • Crossing 10,000 T20 runs is a significant milestone in cricket.

  • Babar Azam holds the record for the fastest to achieve this feat, surpassing Chris Gayle.

  • Notable players like Virat Kohli, David Warner, and Jos Buttler also feature in the list.

Completing 10000 T20 runs is a very special milestone for any batter. Here, we are going through the record for the fastest 10000 T20 runs.


As each T20 innings has a maximum of 120 balls, it is tougher for the batters to consistently score big runs in this format. So, it is very tough to reach the 10000 runs milestone in T20 cricket. Just more than ten players have recorded 10000 T20 runs. However, in this article, we are talking about the fastest to complete 10000 T20 runs.

 

Fastest to complete 10000 T20 runs

Player

Nationality

Innings (Matches)

Babar Azam

Pakistan

271 (281)

Chris Gayle

Jamaican

285 (290)

Virat Kohli

Indian

299 (314)

David Warner

Australian

303 (304)

Aaron Finch

Australian

327 (332)

Jos Buttler

Jamaican

350 (372)

(Updated as of February 2024)


Babar Azam

In February 2024, Babar Azam became the second Pakistan batter, after Shoaib Malik, to complete 10000 runs in T20 cricket. While the right-handed batter reached the 10000 T20 runs milestone in 271 innings, he became the fastest batter to complete 10000 T20 runs by breaking Chris Gayle’s long-standing record.


Chris Gayle

The leading run-scorer in T20 cricket history, Chris Gayle, was the first batter to record 10000 T20 runs. The left-handed Caribbean batter completed this incredible milestone in 285 T20 innings. He maintained the record for the fastest 10000 T20 runs for a long time before the Pakistan star Babar Azam broke that in February 2024.


Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli was the first Indian batter to complete 10000 runs in T20 cricket history. The Indian right-handed batter Kohli completed his 10000 T20 runs in 299 innings as he is the third fastest batter to reach this special milestone.


David Warner

Australian opening batter David Warner is one of the special left-handed batters who can always control the game with the bat. He is the fastest Australian to complete 10000 T20 runs by recording it in 303 innings.


Aaron Finch

The right-handed batter Aaron Finch is another great Australian batter who has dominated in white-ball cricket. Once David Warner’s strong opening partner, Finch completed his 10000 T20 runs in December 2021. He took 327 T20 innings to reach this milestone.


Jos Buttler

English cricketer Jos Buttler is a special player in modern English cricket history. He has dominated the white-ball format with his aggressive batting who can change the situation of a game quickly. In June 2023, when Buttler completed his 10000 T20 runs, it was his 350th T20 innings.


FAQ


Question: Who are the fastest cricketers to reach 10,000 T20 runs? 

Answer: Babar Azam, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, David Warner, Aaron Finch, and Jos Buttler are among the fastest, with Babar Azam currently holding the record.

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