A boundary is one of the most valuable moments in cricket for any batsman. Any batter on the ground, as well as fans sitting outside, likes this, whether it’s a four or a six. Batsmen prefer to hit fours instead of sixes when hitting a six becomes dangerous. Many prominent cricket legends are on the list of most fours in one-day internationals, but Virat Kohli is the most recent addition. We’ll look at which batsmen have hit the most fours in ODI careers in this post.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar’s name can be found on whatever cricket record you want to look at. Whether it’s the most runs in a Test or the most runs in an ODI, Sachin Tendulkar has held almost every record in cricket history. Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most fours in ODI by an Indian batsman, In 463 ODI matches, he has scored 2016 boundary fours. The following is a breakdown of his detailed analysis:
- In the 2002/03 Cricket World Cup, he smashed 75 boundary fours, the most by any batsman in World Cup history.
- He hit the highest fours in his career against Australia, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, totaling 330, 303, and 294 respectively.
- In terms of scoring 4’s, his favorite location is Sharjah Cricket Stadium, where he has 168 fours in his career.
- In ODIs played at home in India, he has 811 fours, second only to Virat Kohli’s 482*.
- In ODIs played at an away venue, he has 557 fours to his name.
- On a neutral Venue, he hit 648 fours for India.
2. Sanath Jayasuriya
Sanath Jayasuriya is one of cricket’s most aggressive left-handed batting openers produced by Sri Lanka. He has 1500 fours to his name in 445 ODI appearances. His detailed analysis of the fours is as follows:
- At home venue, he has 436 fours in 128 One Day matches.
- At away venue, he has 467 fours in 167 ODI matches for Srilanka.
- At neutral venue, he has 597 fours in 168 One Day matches.
- Sanath Jayasuriya scored the 47 fours in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup.
- In his ODI career, he hit the most fours with 330 against India, 263 against Pakistan, and 154 against New Zealand.
3. Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara’s ODI career was not just about wicketkeeping; he also holds a number of other records. Most not out in ODI cricket, most stumping in ODI cricket, and most hundreds as an ODI Wicketkeeper are among his most notable achievements. In his ODI career, he hit 1385 fours in 404 One Day International matches. The following is a breakdown of his detailed analysis:
- He has 447 fours in his career at home, while he has 547 and 341 fours in away and neutral venues, respectively.
- Kumar Sangakkara hit the most fours 57 in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
- In his ODI career, he has 201 fours at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, which is his favorite venue for scoring the most fours.
- He has 1308 fours as a regular ODI Wicket Keeper, the most by any Wicket Keeper batter in ODI history.
- In his ODI career, he hit most 4’s with 259 versus India, 177 versus South Africa, and 170 versus Australia.
4. Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting is one of the finest captains in the history of one-day international cricket. Most runs in a career and most matches as a Captain are two of his most notable achievements. Ricky Ponting hit the most 4s for Australian Cricket in 375 ODI matches he hit 1231 fours. The following is a breakdown of his detailed analysis:
- In the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, he was the top four scorers. During that World Cup, he made 53 fours.
- In his ODI career, he scored 153 fours at Melbourne Cricket Ground, which is his favorite ground for scoring the most fours in his career.
- At home venue in Australia, he has 432 fours in his ODI career.
- At away venue away from Australia, he has 505 fours in his one-day matches.
- At a neutral venue, he has 294 fours in his ODI career.
- In his ODI career, he hit the most fours with 194 against New Zealand and 184 against India.
5. Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist is regarded as one of the greatest wicket-keeper batsmen in cricket history. In 287 ODI matches, he hit 1162 fours. He also holds the record for most stumpings in his career.
- At home venue in Australia, he hit 448 boundary fours in 115 ODI matches.
- At away venue outside Australia, he hit 451 fours in 110 ODI matches.
- At neutral venue, he hit 263 fours in 62 ODI matches for Australia.
- He hit most fours with 209 against India and 154 versus Srilanka.
- His most favorite ground for hitting most career fours is Sydney Cricket Ground where he hit 139 fours.
6. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is the only player in the list of top 10 players with the most fours in ODI. He has 1153 fours in 260* One-Day Internationals, second only to Sachin Tendulkar among Indian batters.
- Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka, is his favorite venue for hitting the most fours, with 74.
- Against Sri Lanka 239 and 213 West Indies, he hit the most fours.
- At home venue, he hit 482 fours in 101 one day matches.
- At away venue, he hit 477 fours in 110 ODI matches.
- At neutral venue, he hit 194 fours in 49 ODI matches.
7. Virender Sehwag
From 1999 until 2013, Virender Sehwag was a member of the Indian cricket team and set numerous international records. In 233 matches, he hit 1132 fours at the international level.
- He scored the highest fours 102 in his ODI career at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
- His most number of fours against a Single country is Srilanka i.e 239.
- At home venue in India, he hit 407 fours in 87 ODI matches.
- At away venue outside India, he hit 402 fours in 92 ODI matches.
- At neutral venue, he hit 323 fours in 72 ODI matches.
8. Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle is well renowned for his massive sixes at the international level, and he also holds the record for most sixes in all forms, including Test, ODI, and T20I. Apart from sixes, he also holds the record for most fours scored in an ODI career. He has 1128 fours in 301 One-Day Internationals.
- At home venue in West Indies, he hit 432 fours in 120 ODI matches.
- At away venue outside West Indies, he hit 389 fours in 103 ODI matches.
- At neutral venue, he hit 307 four in 78 one day international.
- He smashed 178 fours against India and 168 against Zimbabwe, the highest of any country he has played against.
9. Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly is regarded as one of India’s top left-handed batters. At the international level, he set a number of captaincy records for India. In 311 ODI matches, he hit 1122 fours in his career for India.
- He hit 161 fours against Pakistan and 138 against South Africa and Sri Lanka, respectively.
- He scored most fours 82 in his ODI career at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
- At home venue, he smashed 329 fours in 78 ODI matches.
- At away venue, he smashed 344 fours in 100 ODI matches.
- At neutral venue, he smashed 449 fours in 133 ODI matches.
10. Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene set multiple international records for Sri Lanka, the most notable of which is the most catches in a career and the most runs in a career. He smashed 1119 fours in 448 ODI matches for Sri Lanka.
- At home venue in Sri Lanka, he smashed 340 fours in 151 ODI matches.
- At away venue outside Sri Lanka, he smashed 402 fours in 162 ODI matches.
- At neutral venue, he smashed 377 fours in 133 ODI matches.
- He scored most fours 126 in his ODI career at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
- His highest number of fours is 161 against Pakistan.