AB De Villiers
South Africa's captain AB de Villiers holds the trophy after they beat India in their fifth and final one-day international cricket match in Mumbai, India, October 25, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Recently, Virat Kohli became the quickest batsman to reach 7000 ODI runs. So, we, at Essentially Sports, bring to you top 10 batsmen fastest to reach 7k runs.
10) Ricky Ponting

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It took Ricky Ponting 192 innings to reach this milestone. He achieved it vs Sri Lanka at Dambulla in 2004. Also known as the Punter, the former Australian captain led the side during its ‘golden era’, between 2004 and 2011 in test cricket and 2002 and 2011 in ODIs. Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Ponting holds the record of being the only cricketer in test cricket  to be a part of 100 Test match wins. He also led Australian side to victory at the 2003 and 2007 and was also a member of the 1999  winning team. Overall, in 375 matches he scored 13704 runs

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