In cricket, there are many players who make their international debut at a very young age. They become a part of the national team in their early 20s or even before that, and bag limelight in the international cricket with their impressive performance. Such players also manage to earn brilliant stats in batting or bowling at a very young age.
Many legendary cricketers made their international debut at a very young age and managed to entertain and impress fans in their early twenties. There were many batsmen who were like a run-machine since the start of their international career. They piled a lot of runs before reaching the age of 25. Here we take a glance at 5 batsmen with the most runs in international cricket before turning 25 years old.
5 Batsmen With The Most Runs In International Cricket Before Turning 25 Years Old
Virat Kohli- 6681 Runs
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is the 5th batsman on this list. Kohli made his international debut in 2008 at the age of 19. The Indian cricketer smashed 6681 runs in international cricket before the age of 25. He had a batting average of 47.72. The right-handed batsman had also smashed 21 centuries and 36 half-centuries before turning 25 years old.
Now, the 32-year-old player accounts for 22,818 runs in his international career with 70 centuries and 115 half-centuries. Kohli has scored 7490 runs in 91 Tests, 12,169 runs in 254 ODIs, and 3159 runs in 90 T20Is.
Graeme Smith- 6763 Runs
Former South African cricketer Graeme Smith is the 4th player in this list. Smith made his international debut in 2002 when he was just 21 years old. Before turning 25 years old, the former South African skipper smashed 6763 runs in international cricket at an average of 45.08.
The left-handed batsman had also smacked 16 centuries and 30 half-centuries before turning 25. In his career, Graeme Smith piled up 17,236 runs with 37 hundreds and 90 fifties. The opening batsman muttered 9265 runs in 117 Tests, 6989 runs in 197 ODIs, and 982 runs in 33 T20Is.
Chris Gayle- 6864 Runs
Chris Gayle holds the 3rd spot on this list. The West Indies cricketer smashed 6864 runs in international cricket at an average of 39.44 before turning 25. The left-handed batsman had also smacked 15 centuries and 40 half-centuries. Chris Gayle made his international debut at the young age of 20.
He has piled up 19,350 international runs so far at an average of 38.62. The 41-year-old has also smashed 42 centuries and 104 half-centuries. Gayle accounts for 7214 runs in 103 Tests, 10,480 runs in 301 ODIs, and 1656 runs in 61 T20Is.
Kane Williamson- 6965 Runs
Kane Williamson scored 6955 runs in international cricket before the age of 25 and takes the 2nd spot in his list. The New Zealand cricketer had hit 17 centuries and 38 half-centuries before turning 25 at a batting average of 45.22. Williamson made his international debut at the age of 20 in 2010.
So far, the 30-year-old has scored 15,107 runs at an average of 47.20 with 37 tons and 84 fifties. The right-handed batsman has scored 7129 runs in 84 Tests, 6173 runs in 151 ODIs, and 1805 runs in 67 T20Is.
Sachin Tendulkar- 11074 Runs
With no surprise, Sachin Tendulkar tops this list with 11,074 runs in international cricket before turning 25. Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar had smashed 30 centuries and 59 half-centuries in international cricket before turning 25 years old. He also owned an average of 44.65.
The former Indian cricketer made his international debut in 1989 at the young age of just 16. In his international career, the right-handed batsman smashed 34,357 runs with 100 centuries and 164 half-centuries. He smashed 15,921 runs in 200 Tests, 18,426 runs in 463 ODIs, and 10 runs in 1 T20I.
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