Team India all-rounder Hardik Pandya did not bowl in the entire IPL. Even in the first match of ODI series against Australia, he is playing only as a batsman. In such a situation, questions were also being raised on Pandya’s place in the team. However, he justified his role in Sydney ODI. Pandya also completed 1000 runs in One Day International during his brilliant innings. It was Pandya’s 55th ODI and 39th innings.
Pandya had 957 runs in ODIs before the match against Australia in Sydney on Friday. He needed 43 runs to complete one thousand. Pandya completed 1000 ODI runs in the 23rd over with a six off Glenn Maxwell.
Hardik Pandya completed 1000 runs off 857 balls. He became the batsman to complete 1000 ODI runs from India’s lowest ball. Pandya left behind Kedar Jadhav who had completed 1000 runs off 937 balls.
Talking about international cricket, Pandya is at number five. At the top of this list is Andre Russell. The West Indies batsman had completed 1000 runs off 767 balls. This is followed by Luke Ronchi’s number. Ronchi, who played for Australia and New Zealand, faced 807 balls.
Pakistan’s all-rounder Shahid Afridi faced 834 balls. After this comes Corey Anderson of New Zealand who completed 1000 ODI runs off 854 balls.