4. Mohammad Azharuddin (India) – 1,268 runs
Very few batsmen have been as gifted as India’s Mohammad Azharuddin, who, whenever played, came across as a sheer pleasure to the eyes. There are batsmen who make runs and then there are those, who make the game look beautiful and nothing less than an art form. Azhar belonged to the latter category. Be his wonderful wrist work or classical stroke play, his batting was meant to be cherished. 1998 was an amazing year for former Indian skipper with the bat, which most of the times looked like a magical wand in his hand. The right-hander had collected 1,268 runs in 33 innings at 43.72.