In the modern day cricket it is the batsmen who dictate the tone of the game. Mainly with the new ICC rules too favoring the batsmen, we have seen a lot of them dominating bowlers a lot more than usual. With the advent of limited overs cricket, the importance started shifting from the bowlers to the batsmen. Batsman are seen now using bats with more thick wood which facilitates stroke play. Batsmen need just minimum efforts to clear the fence easily.
Cricmatez takes a look at the Top 10 Fastest Batsmen to Score 8000 Runs in ODI Cricket:
10. Chris Gayle – 221 Innings
Chris Gayle is the ultimate entertainer in the limited overs format. Past few years have been a bit clumsy for the West Indian. He has scored the most runs for West Indies after Brian Lara. Opposition bowlers have nightmares bowling to this power house of destruction. Not just the way he bats, also his body physique is an evil sight for any opposition bowler. Chris Gayle however hasn’t played much competitive cricket off late owing to issues with the West Indies cricket board. He is super active in t20 leagues like the IPL, Big Bash, PSL and BCL. He achieved the 8000 run mark in 2011 against Bangladesh in Dhaka.