Every game has its own rules and regulations. Without rules, a game will be full of chaos and fights will arise between the two opposite team. The game of cricket is not different from other games in the same attitude. The game of cricket has its own laws which are the set of rules used to ensure uniformity and fairness of the game.
The law 19 of the MCC is dedicated to boundaries also known as fours or four runs. As the word boundary suggest its meaning itself, in cricket it carries the same meaning. In cricket, the boundary is the boundary of the cricketing field or one can say the edge of the field where the batsman tries to hit a scoring shot for four runs.
However, if the ball travelled in an aerial route and crossed the boundary demarcation or just hit the boundary rope directly, it is considered as six. In this piece of article, we will present to you the top 10 boundary scorers in ODI format of the game.
1) Sachin Tendulkar
The cricketing god, Sachin Tendulkar is at the first place when it comes to most of the batting records. He has played 463 matches for the team India in which he scored a huge figure of 2016 fours.
2) Sanath Jayasuriya
He is one of the founding father of the modern game as he wholly dedicated his career to fours and sixes. This aggressive Sri Lankan batsman represented his country in 445 matches and he scored 1500 fours in his ODI cricketing career.
3) Kumar Sangakkara
He is considered to be among the legends of test format but this is not the only format where he left his prints of brilliance. In ODI cricket, Sanga scored 1385 fours and he represented Sri Lanka for a large period of 15 years.
4) Ricky Ponting
His favourite shot is a ‘pull shot’ which is considered as scoring shot so don’t feel surprised by his presence at number 4 on our list. Ricky Ponting hit 1385 fours in his ODI cricketing span which lies between 1995-2012.
5) Adam Gilchrist
One of the fine wicketkeeper from Australia who debuted in the same period as that of Ricky Pointing. Gilly represented Australia in 287 ODIs and was a destructive opener. He scored his 9619 ODI runs with the help of 1231 fours.
6) Virender Sehwag
On number 6 of most fours in ODIs lies the dangerous opener of Team Blue. Out of his 8273 runs, 1132 runs came in the form of fours.
7) Sourav Ganguly
The Bengal Tiger and former captain of the Indian team were opening for team India under his reign. He played 311 ODI matches for India and smacked 1122 fours.
8) Mahela Jayawardene
Here comes the another Asian and then Sri Lankan legendary batsman who played 448 ODI matches. In them, 1119 fours just short of three fours to equal the record of Dada.
9) TM Dilshan
Another Sri Lankan batsman is featuring in this list and time its the inventor of Dilscoop, TM Dilshan. He played in the span between 1999-2016 and played 330 ODIs and smacked 1111 fours.
10) Chris Gayle
Well, this is a surprise package. I myself didn’t expect him at the end of the list due to his aggressive nature. Chris Gayle represented West Indies in 269 ODIs and he hit 1073 fours in them.