Cricket Record for Most Fours in Career: ODI, T20i, Test

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Every cricketer faces the challenge of striking a precise balance between force and precision, aggression and moderation.

Those who have broken the record for most fours in all formats, however, must have cracked the code.

Is it a matter of natural ability, hours upon hours of practice, or an instinctive feel for the intricacies of the game?

As we go deeper into this tale, expect to embark on a trip that celebrates not just the numbers, but the stories and strategies behind them.

How do these limits reflect the history of the game and how have they affected the careers of the greatest players?

Cricket Record for Most Fours in Career: ODI, T20i, Test


Boundaries in international cricket are more than just a way to score runs; they also show the skill and plan of the batsman.

Who, though, is the best in all leagues and formats at consistently hitting home runs?

Explore the cricket record books in search of the four-run shot's greatest practitioners and, who knows, you could just turn up a few surprises!


Cricket Record for Most Fours in Career: ODI, T20i, Test


050100PlayerSpanMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR4s6s
34 164 100 SR Tendulkar (IND) 1989-2013 664 782 74 34357 248* 48.52 50817+ 67.58* 4076+ 264
28 153 63 KC Sangakkara (Asia/ICC/SL) 2000-2015 594 666 67 28016 319 46.77 42086 66.56 3015 159
39 146 71 RT Ponting (AUS/ICC) 1995-2012 560 668 70 27483 257 45.95 40130 68.48 2781 246
47 136 54 DPMD Jayawardene (Asia/SL) 1997-2015 652 725 62 25957 374 39.15 40100 64.73 2679 170
34 138 80 V Kohli (IND) 2008-2023 518 574 86 26532 254* 54.36 33410 79.41 2616 292
21 146 48 R Dravid (Asia/ICC/IND) 1996-2012 509 605 72 24208 270 45.41 46564 51.98 2604 66
33 111 53 BC Lara (ICC/WI) 1990-2007 430 521 38 22358 400* 46.28 32839 68.08 2601 221
53 103 42 ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2011 586 651 35 21032 340 34.14 25910 81.17 2486 352
33 149 62 JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 1995-2014 519 617 97 25534 224 49.10 45346 56.30 2455 254
31 72 38 V Sehwag (Asia/ICC/IND) 1999-2013 374 443 15 17253 319 40.31 18641 92.55 2408 243
44 105 42 CH Gayle (ICC/WI) 1999-2021 483 551 35 19593 333 37.97 25370 77.22 2332 553
19 88 55 HM Amla (SA/World) 2004-2019 349 437 36 18672 311* 46.56 28718 65.01 2138 93
20 90 37 GC Smith (Afr/ICC/SA) 2002-2014 347 432 25 17236 277 42.34 24943 69.10 2076 94
35 129 35 Inzamam-ul-Haq (Asia/ICC/PAK) 1991-2007 499 551 76 20580 329 43.32 32172 63.96 2076 193
21 125 41 S Chanderpaul (WI) 1994-2015 454 553 94 20988 203* 45.72 40150 52.27 2041 126
22 93 48 DA Warner (AUS) 2009-2023 369 457 25 18313 335* 42.39 21234 86.24 2033 300
29 107 38 SC Ganguly (Asia/IND) 1992-2008 424 488 40 18575 239 41.46 29486 62.99 2022 247
35 83 39 TM Dilshan (SL) 1999-2016 497 527 64 17671 193 38.16 21879 80.76 2011 112
20 109 47 AB de Villiers (Afr/SA) 2004-2018 420 484 68 20014 278* 48.11 26787 74.71 2004 328
33 81 33 AC Gilchrist (AUS/ICC) 1996-2008 396 429 32 15461 204* 38.94 16910 91.43 1866 262
37 66 35 HH Gibbs (SA) 1996-2010 361 417 24 14661 228 37.30 22309 65.71 1862 187
23 104 46 JE Root (ENG) 2012-2023 338 437 48 18831 254 48.40 28336 66.45 1859 108
16 76 38 AN Cook (ENG) 2006-2018 257 387 20 15737 294 42.88 30770 51.14 1815 21
36 94 25 Tamim Iqbal (BAN/ICC/World) 2007-2023 391 452 19 15249 206 35.21 20997 72.62 1768 189
29 93 40 LRPL Taylor (NZ) 2006-2022 450 510 84 18199 290 42.72 24847 73.24 1766 273
33 95 17 SP Fleming (ICC/NZ) 1994-2008 396 463 31 15319 274* 35.46 26979 56.78 1760 89
19 95 41 KS Williamson (NZ) 2010-2023 346 406 44 17398 251 48.06 26156 66.51 1749 133
26 97 39 Mohammad Yousuf (Asia/PAK) 1998-2010 381 432 52 17300 223 45.52 27357 63.23 1747 142
30 100 45 RG Sharma (IND) 2007-2023 462 482 62 18239 264 43.42 20945 87.08 1736 582
23 69 40 ML Hayden (AUS/ICC) 1993-2009 273 348 32 15066 380 47.67 22330 67.46 1722 182
37 95 35 SR Waugh (AUS) 1985-2004 493 548 104 18496 200 41.65 32432 57.03 1705 88
43 83 41 Younis Khan (PAK) 2000-2017 408 491 45 17790 313 39.88 29367 60.57 1691 138
21 86 36 MJ Clarke (AUS) 2003-2015 394 449 71 17112 329* 45.26 26033 65.73 1672 102
22 102 30 AR Border (AUS) 1978-1994 429 517 83 17698 205 40.77 36136+ 48.76* 1661 71
27 73 19 AJ Stewart (ENG) 1989-2003 303 397 35 13140 190 36.29 24230 54.23 1590+ 36
18 75 44 SPD Smith (AUS) 2010-2023 320 371 49 15684 239 48.70 24235 64.71 1587 127
23 96 35 DL Haynes (WI) 1978-1994 354 439 53 16135 184 41.80 28759+ 53.31* 1586+ 77+
24 79 34 G Kirsten (SA) 1993-2004 286 361 34 14087 275 43.07 26219 53.72 1581 32
17 90 35 IVA Richards (WI) 1974-1991 308 349 36 15261 291 48.75 17064+ 78.69* 1552+ 210+
37 76 19 BB McCullum (NZ) 2002-2016 432 474 47 14676 302 34.37 17872 82.11 1552 398
18 67 32 KP Pietersen (ENG/ICC) 2004-2014 277 342 29 13797 227 44.07 19214 71.80 1531 190
35 97 38 ME Waugh (AUS) 1988-2002 372 445 37 16529 173 40.51 26413 62.57 1495 98
17 69 28 GA Gooch (ENG) 1975-1995 243 337 12 13190 333 40.58 25007 52.74 1486+ 40
21 108 16 MS Dhoni (Asia/IND) 2004-2019 538 526 142 17266 224 44.96 21834 79.07 1486 359
25 99 14 Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 2006-2023 430 471 54 14406 217 34.54 18273 78.83 1480 131
23 68 31 Saeed Anwar (PAK) 1989-2003 302 335 21 12876 194 41.00 18203 70.73 1473 111
20 82 26 IR Bell (ENG) 2004-2015 287 370 39 13331 235 40.27 22804 58.45 1467 73
24 86 31 PA de Silva (SL) 1984-2003 401 455 41 15645 267 37.78 22692+ 66.21* 1449+ 150+
35 76 27 MS Atapattu (SL) 1990-2007 360 416 47 14036 249 38.03 24986+ 56.17* 1419 19
17 66 28 Q de Kock (SA) 2012-2023 289 325 22 12347 178 40.74 13315 92.73 1417 237
29 76 23 MJ Guptill (NZ) 2009-2022 367 402 27 13463 237* 35.90 16565 81.27 1385 383
31 80 19 Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN) 2005-2023 453 500 70 14661 219* 34.09 22435 65.34 1385 169
25 52 26 ME Trescothick (ENG) 2000-2006 202 268 16 10326 219 40.97 15903 64.93 1382 84
34 64 21 Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) 2003-2021 392 429 36 12780 224 32.51 17213 74.24 1370 214
17 66 23 VVS Laxman (IND) 1996-2012 220 308 41 11119 281 41.64 21067 52.77 1357 9
11 55 24 S Dhawan (IND) 2010-2022 269 288 14 10867 190 39.66 12286 88.45 1349 141
14 65 30 CG Greenidge (WI) 1974-1991 236 312 29 12692 226 44.84 19840+ 55.64* 1342+ 148+
14 79 29 M Azharuddin (IND) 1984-2000 433 455 63 15593 199 39.77 22561+ 66.92* 1342+ 96+
30 65 27 NJ Astle (NZ) 1995-2007 308 358 25 11866 222 35.63 19306 61.46 1339 127
16 88 31 Babar Azam (PAK) 2015-2023 270 300 36 12986 196 49.18 16005 81.13 1331 136
25 54 27 AJ Strauss (ENG) 2003-2012 231 308 14 11315 177 38.48 19644 57.60 1330 35
22 69 26 DC Boon (AUS) 1984-1996 288 367 36 13386 200 40.44 27273 49.08 1316 18
16 71 21 RB Richardson (WI) 1983-1996 310 363 42 12197 194 37.99 22199+ 54.82* 1302+ 77+
23 85 18 AD Mathews (SL) 2008-2023 410 446 92 14425 200* 40.74 23314 61.87 1298 210
13 51 25 DI Gower (ENG) 1978-1992 231 315 26 11401 215 39.44 20486 55.65 1269 32
30 53 23 JM Bairstow (ENG) 2011-2023 272 330 33 11184 167* 37.65 14795 75.59 1263 209
21 71 20 RR Sarwan (WI) 2000-2013 286 339 44 11944 291 40.48 20433 58.45 1246 78
26 71 17 Yuvraj Singh (Asia/IND) 2000-2017 402 391 55 11778 169 35.05 14064 83.74 1245 251
14 93 31 Javed Miandad (PAK) 1975-1996 357 407 62 16213 280* 46.99 26178+ 54.83* 1233+ 92+
25 64 17 MN Samuels (WI) 2000-2018 345 388 43 11134 260 32.27 17068 65.23 1207 219
31 76 20 Saleem Malik (PAK) 1982-1999 386 410 60 12938 237 36.96 20289+ 61.85* 1192+ 41+
20 63 20 G Gambhir (IND) 2003-2016 242 283 18 10324 206 38.95 14994 68.85 1188 37
21 67 14 SR Watson (AUS) 2002-2016 307 334 36 10950 185* 36.74 14465 75.69 1168 245
12 66 23 F du Plessis (SA/World) 2011-2021 262 304 41 11198 199 42.57 16338 68.53 1151 137
20 72 35 SM Gavaskar (IND) 1971-1987 233 316 30 13214 236* 46.20 19150+ 48.25* 1142+ 47+
16 72 22 MEK Hussey (AUS) 2004-2013 302 324 71 12398 195 49.00 19208 64.54 1126 144
26 45 18 WU Tharanga (Asia/SL) 2005-2019 292 307 21 9112 174* 31.86 12697 71.76 1079 73
18 82 16 A Flower (ZIM) 1992-2003 276 320 35 11580 232* 40.63 19733 58.68 1075+ 46+
24 58 18 MA Atherton (ENG) 1989-2001 169 266 10 9519 185* 37.18 23663 40.22 1059 5
30 87 8 A Ranatunga (SL) 1982-2000 362 410 59 12561 135* 35.78 18243+ 64.62* 1057+ 104+
44 51 11 Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/PAK) 1996-2018 524 508 40 11196 156 23.92 9809 114.14 1053 476
20 56 20 CL Hooper (WI) 1987-2003 329 379 58 11523 233 35.89 18979 60.71 1042 128
22 55 18 BA Stokes (ENG) 2011-2023 254 310 31 10165 258 36.43 14411 70.53 1040 255
23 61 12 Shoaib Malik (ICC/PAK) 1999-2021 446 429 79 11867 245 33.90 15292 77.60 1038 199
12 52 21 MD Crowe (NZ) 1982-1995 220 271 29 10148 299 41.93 18666 54.36 1037 56
33 61 6 MV Boucher (Afr/ICC/SA) 1997-2012 467 448 87 10469 147* 29.00 16808 62.28 1034 105
27 51 16 PR Stirling (IRE) 2008-2023 292 290 14 9284 177 33.63 9354 99.25 1032 263
9 68 20 MA Taylor (AUS) 1989-1999 217 296 14 11039 334* 39.14 24048 45.90 1000 16
26 53 10 H Masakadza (ZIM) 2001-2019 313 350 8 9543 178* 27.90 14155 67.41 1000 174

Cricket Record for Most Fours in Career: ODI


050100Player4sSpanMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR6s
20 96 49 SR Tendulkar (IND) 2016 1989-2012 463 452 41 18426 200* 44.83 21368 86.23 195
34 68 28 ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1500 1989-2011 445 433 18 13430 189 32.36 14725 91.20 270
15 93 25 KC Sangakkara (Asia/ICC/SL) 1385 2000-2015 404 380 41 14234 169 41.98 18048 78.86 88
16 72 50 V Kohli (IND) 1294 2008-2023 292 280 44 13848 183 58.67 14797 93.58 151
20 82 30 RT Ponting (AUS/ICC) 1231 1995-2012 375 365 39 13704 164 42.03 17046 80.39 162
19 55 16 AC Gilchrist (AUS/ICC) 1162 1996-2008 287 279 11 9619 172 35.89 9922 96.94 149
14 38 15 V Sehwag (Asia/ICC/IND) 1132 1999-2013 251 245 9 8273 219 35.05 7929 104.33 136
25 54 25 CH Gayle (ICC/WI) 1128 1999-2019 301 294 17 10480 215 37.83 12019 87.19 331
16 72 22 SC Ganguly (Asia/IND) 1122 1992-2007 311 300 23 11363 183 41.02 15416 73.70 190
28 77 19 DPMD Jayawardene (Asia/SL) 1119 1998-2015 448 418 39 12650 144 33.37 16020 78.96 76
11 47 22 TM Dilshan (SL) 1111 1999-2016 330 303 41 10290 161* 39.27 11933 86.23 55
16 63 19 BC Lara (ICC/WI) 1042 1990-2007 299 289 32 10405 169 40.48 13086 79.51 133
16 55 31 RG Sharma (IND) 994 2007-2023 262 254 36 10709 264 49.12 11644 91.97 323
20 83 10 Inzamam-ul-Haq (Asia/PAK) 971 1991-2007 378 350 53 11739 137* 39.52 15812 74.24 144
13 83 12 R Dravid (Asia/ICC/IND) 950 1996-2011 344 318 40 10889 153 39.16 15285 71.23 42
15 43 20 Saeed Anwar (PAK) 938 1989-2003 247 244 19 8824 194 39.21 10938 80.67 97
22 37 21 HH Gibbs (SA) 930 1996-2010 248 240 16 8094 175 36.13 9721 83.26 128
19 56 14 Tamim Iqbal (BAN) 925 2007-2023 243 240 12 8357 158 36.65 10642 78.52 103
17 86 17 JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 911 1996-2014 328 314 53 11579 139 44.36 15885 72.89 137
18 52 14 Yuvraj Singh (Asia/IND) 908 2000-2017 304 278 40 8701 150 36.55 9924 87.67 155
5 39 17 S Dhawan (IND) 842 2010-2022 167 164 10 6793 143 44.11 7436 91.35 79
7 53 25 AB de Villiers (Afr/SA) 840 2005-2018 228 218 39 9577 176 53.50 9473 101.09 204
10 73 10 MS Dhoni (Asia/IND) 826 2004-2019 350 297 84 10773 183* 50.57 12303 87.56 229
17 49 8 SP Fleming (ICC/NZ) 823 1994-2007 280 269 21 8037 134* 32.40 11242 71.49 63
4 39 27 HM Amla (SA) 822 2008-2019 181 178 14 8113 159 49.46 9178 88.39 53
17 37 15 WU Tharanga (Asia/SL) 798 2005-2019 235 223 17 6951 174* 33.74 9155 75.92 52
8 47 10 GC Smith (Afr/SA) 788 2002-2013 197 194 10 6989 141 37.98 8648 80.81 44
15 64 15 Mohammad Yousuf (Asia/PAK) 785 1998-2010 288 273 40 9720 141* 41.71 12942 75.10 90
4 30 21 Q de Kock (SA) 771 2013-2023 155 155 7 6770 178 45.74 7005 96.64 118
13 57 17 DL Haynes (WI) 768+ 1978-1994 238 237 28 8648 152* 41.37 13707 63.09 53+
16 39 18 MJ Guptill (NZ) 750 2009-2022 198 195 19 7346 237* 41.73 8415 87.29 187
13 59 11 MS Atapattu (SL) 734 1990-2007 268 259 32 8529 132* 37.57 12594 67.72 15
4 33 22 DA Warner (AUS) 733 2009-2023 161 159 6 6932 179 45.30 7127 97.26 130
30 39 6 Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/PAK) 730 1996-2015 398 369 27 8064 124 23.57 6892 117.00 351
6 59 11 S Chanderpaul (WI) 722 1994-2011 268 251 40 8778 150 41.60 12408 70.74 85
19 41 16 NJ Astle (NZ) 720 1995-2007 223 217 14 7090 145* 34.92 9760 72.64 86
9 51 21 LRPL Taylor (NZ) 713 2006-2022 236 220 39 8607 181* 47.55 10330 83.32 147
17 64 11 PA de Silva (SL) 712+ 1984-2003 308 296 30 9284 145 34.90 11443 81.13 102+
12 56 9 Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 699 2006-2023 247 234 31 7570 134* 37.29 9138 82.84 54
10 58 8 MJ Clarke (AUS) 665 2003-2015 245 223 44 7981 130 44.58 10104 78.98 53
19 38 11 Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) 664 2003-2019 218 216 15 6614 140* 32.90 8633 76.61 110
11 45 13 G Kirsten (SA) 659 1993-2003 185 185 19 6798 188* 40.95 9436 72.04 20
18 47 14 EJG Morgan (ENG/IRE) 654 2006-2022 248 230 34 7701 148 39.29 8447 91.16 220
16 50 18 ME Waugh (AUS) 651 1988-2002 244 236 20 8500 173 39.35 11053 76.90 57
9 36 10 ML Hayden (AUS/ICC) 636 1993-2008 161 155 15 6133 181* 43.80 7767 78.96 87
9 58 7 M Azharuddin (IND) 622+ 1985-2000 334 308 54 9378 153* 36.92 12669 74.02 77+
5 45 13 KS Williamson (NZ) 622 2010-2023 165 157 17 6810 148 48.64 8368 81.38 55
13 28 14 PR Stirling (IRE) 605 2008-2023 156 150 3 5623 177 38.25 6430 87.44 136
15 44 9 Shoaib Malik (PAK) 603 1999-2019 287 258 40 7534 143 34.55 9199 81.90 113
7 45 11 IVA Richards (WI) 600+ 1975-1991 187 167 24 6721 189* 47.00 7451 90.20 126+
15 39 11 BRM Taylor (ZIM) 599 2004-2021 205 203 15 6684 145* 35.55 8721 76.64 106
11 48 9 Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN) 598 2006-2023 265 248 40 7608 144 36.57 9556 79.61 99
15 34 5 H Masakadza (ZIM) 585 2001-2019 209 208 4 5658 178* 27.73 7728 73.21 86
22 48 7 Younis Khan (PAK) 578 2000-2015 265 255 23 7249 144 31.24 9628 75.29 56
20 32 5 BB McCullum (NZ) 577 2002-2016 260 228 28 6083 166 30.41 6312 96.37 200
12 33 9 SR Watson (AUS) 570 2002-2015 190 169 27 5757 185* 40.54 6365 90.44 131
11 34 11 G Gambhir (IND) 561 2003-2013 147 143 11 5238 150* 39.68 6144 85.25 17
18 40 6 GW Flower (ZIM) 557+ 1992-2010 221 214 18 6571 142* 33.52 9723 67.58 37+
8 44 5 RB Richardson (WI) 541+ 1983-1996 224 217 30 6248 122 33.41 9801 63.74 54+
13 55 4 A Flower (ZIM) 532+ 1992-2003 213 208 16 6786 145 35.34 9097 74.59 26+
16 30 17 AJ Finch (AUS) 532 2013-2022 146 142 3 5406 153* 38.89 6162 87.73 129
14 37 10 Ijaz Ahmed (PAK) 531+ 1986-2000 250 232 29 6564 139* 32.33 8174 80.30 87+
15 45 3 SR Waugh (AUS) 530 1986-2002 325 288 58 7569 120* 32.90 9971 75.91 68
13 21 12 ME Trescothick (ENG) 528 2000-2006 123 122 6 4335 137 37.37 5087 85.21 41
11 30 10 MN Samuels (WI) 526 2000-2018 207 196 26 5606 133* 32.97 7463 75.11 118
6 35 4 IR Bell (ENG) 525 2004-2015 161 157 14 5416 141 37.87 7019 77.16 32
18 49 4 A Ranatunga (SL) 523+ 1982-1999 269 255 47 7456 131* 35.84 9571 77.90 64+
9 39 16 JE Root (ENG) 520 2013-2023 171 160 23 6522 133* 47.60 7516 86.77 49
4 32 19 Babar Azam (PAK) 520 2015-2023 117 114 13 5729 158 56.72 6455 88.75 60
19 47 5 Saleem Malik (PAK) 514+ 1982-1999 283 256 38 7170 102 32.88 9383 76.41 34+
11 21 12 JJ Roy (ENG) 511 2015-2023 116 110 3 4271 180 39.91 4047 105.53 81
11 39 3 AR Border (AUS) 500 1979-1994 273 252 39 6524 127* 30.62 9134 71.42 43

Cricket Record for Most Fours in Career: T20i


050100Player4sSpanMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR6s
13 23 1 PR Stirling (IRE) 394 2009-2023 131 130 11 3408 115* 28.63 2509 135.83 123
5 30 3 Babar Azam (PAK) 371 2016-2023 104 98 14 3485 122 41.48 2714 128.40 53
4 37 1 V Kohli (IND) 356 2010-2022 115 107 31 4008 122* 52.73 2905 137.96 117
10 29 4 RG Sharma (IND) 348 2007-2022 148 140 17 3853 118 31.32 2767 139.24 182
3 20 2 MJ Guptill (NZ) 309 2009-2022 122 118 7 3531 105 31.81 2602 135.70 173
8 19 2 AJ Finch (AUS) 309 2011-2022 103 103 12 3120 172 34.28 2189 142.53 125
6 24 1 DA Warner (AUS) 295 2009-2022 99 99 11 2894 100* 32.88 2048 141.30 105
7 14 - Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) 251 2006-2021 119 108 13 2514 99* 26.46 2060 122.03 76
6 20 1 JC Buttler (ENG) 244 2011-2023 109 100 21 2766 101* 35.01 1912 144.66 117
3 25 1 Mohammad Rizwan (PAK) 243 2015-2023 85 73 16 2797 104* 49.07 2197 127.30 74
8 12 - Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 242 2006-2023 117 116 16 2382 84 23.82 1946 122.40 50
6 14 1 Q de Kock (SA) 235 2012-2023 80 79 9 2277 100 32.52 1658 137.33 86
4 17 - KS Williamson (NZ) 230 2011-2022 87 85 11 2464 95 33.29 2003 123.01 57
4 12 1 Mohammad Shahzad (AFG) 229 2010-2023 73 73 3 2048 118* 29.25 1550 132.12 76
5 12 1 AD Hales (ENG) 225 2011-2022 75 75 8 2074 116* 30.95 1499 138.35 70
10 13 1 TM Dilshan (SL) 223 2006-2016 80 79 12 1889 104* 28.19 1567 120.54 33
5 10 - A Balbirnie (IRE) 215 2015-2023 95 91 4 2041 83 23.45 1629 125.29 58
5 9 2 HG Munsey (SCOT) 203 2015-2023 62 60 4 1676 132 29.92 1172 143.00 65
3 13 2 BB McCullum (NZ) 199 2005-2015 71 70 10 2140 123 35.66 1571 136.21 91
2 9 - Shoaib Malik (ICC/PAK) 196 2006-2021 124 111 33 2435 75 31.21 1938 125.64 69
2 16 1 DJ Malan (ENG) 194 2017-2023 62 60 8 1892 103* 36.38 1428 132.49 62
2 11 - S Dhawan (IND) 191 2011-2021 68 66 3 1759 92 27.92 1392 126.36 50
5 22 2 KL Rahul (IND) 191 2016-2022 72 68 8 2265 110* 37.75 1628 139.12 99
2 14 - RR Hendricks (SA) 189 2014-2023 54 53 1 1645 83 31.63 1260 130.55 32
6 7 1 Tamim Iqbal (BAN/ICC/World) 188 2007-2020 78 78 5 1758 103* 24.08 1503 116.96 45
3 14 - EJG Morgan (ENG) 186 2009-2022 115 107 21 2458 91 28.58 1805 136.17 120
7 13 1 S Ssesazi (UGA) 180 2021-2023 63 61 7 1684 100* 31.18 1369 123.00 55
9 10 1 RD Berrington (SCOT) 176 2008-2023 85 77 15 2032 100 32.77 1534 132.46 69
3 10 3 GJ Maxwell (AUS) 176 2012-2022 98 90 14 2159 145* 28.40 1430 150.97 106
4 9 1 DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 173 2006-2014 55 55 8 1493 100 31.76 1121 133.18 33
4 10 - Litton Das (BAN) 173 2015-2023 73 72 1 1670 83 23.52 1276 130.87 50
4 13 1 Virandeep Singh (MAL) 171 2019-2023 67 66 12 2018 116* 37.37 1583 127.47 91
6 13 1 Syed Aziz (MAL) 171 2019-2023 69 67 12 1759 126 31.98 1204 146.09 85
- 11 1 MP O'Dowd (NED) 166 2015-2022 58 57 4 1589 133* 29.98 1301 122.13 37
3 15 3 SA Yadav (IND) 166 2021-2023 53 50 10 1841 117 46.02 1066 172.70 104
12 5 1 KJ O'Brien (IRE) 165 2008-2021 110 103 10 1973 124 21.21 1507 130.92 82
4 6 - Mahmudullah (BAN) 161 2007-2022 121 113 23 2122 64* 23.57 1809 117.30 64
4 14 2 CH Gayle (WI) 158 2006-2021 79 75 7 1899 117 27.92 1381 137.50 124
4 6 - KJ Coetzer (SCOT) 158 2008-2021 70 68 2 1495 89 22.65 1254 119.21 48
2 7 1 Ahmed Shehzad (PAK) 157 2009-2019 59 59 2 1471 111* 25.80 1282 114.74 33
7 8 - JJ Roy (ENG) 153 2014-2022 64 64 1 1522 78 24.15 1106 137.61 69
1 13 - MDKJ Perera (SL) 152 2013-2023 63 62 2 1660 84 27.66 1270 130.70 55
1 11 - H Masakadza (ZIM) 151 2006-2019 66 66 2 1662 93* 25.96 1418 117.20 65
1 6 2 DA Miller (SA/World) 147 2010-2023 114 99 34 2216 106* 34.09 1532 144.64 106
2 8 - HM Amla (SA/World) 146 2009-2018 44 44 6 1277 97* 33.60 967 132.05 26
3 5 1 SK Raina (IND) 145 2006-2018 78 66 11 1605 101 29.18 1190 134.87 58
- 10 - MN Samuels (WI) 144 2007-2018 67 65 10 1611 89* 29.29 1386 116.23 69
5 7 - II Selemani (TAN) 144 2021-2023 51 50 4 1271 81 27.63 792 160.47 73
6 8 - Fakhar Zaman (PAK) 143 2017-2023 76 69 3 1433 91 21.71 1118 128.17 48
5 10 - AB de Villiers (SA) 140 2006-2017 78 75 11 1672 79* 26.12 1237 135.16 60
4 10 - SC Williams (ZIM) 140 2006-2023 68 68 7 1482 66 24.29 1182 125.38 36
6 9 - LMP Simmons (WI) 140 2007-2021 68 67 10 1527 91* 26.78 1264 120.80 68
- 10 1 F du Plessis (SA/World) 140 2012-2020 50 50 7 1528 119 35.53 1137 134.38 50
2 8 - KC Sangakkara (SL) 139 2006-2014 56 53 9 1382 78 31.40 1156 119.55 20
6 11 - JP Duminy (SA) 138 2007-2019 81 75 25 1934 96* 38.68 1532 126.24 71
5 10 - JM Bairstow (ENG) 135 2011-2023 70 64 13 1512 90 29.64 1099 137.57 67
5 11 3 C Munro (NZ) 132 2012-2020 65 62 7 1724 109* 31.34 1102 156.44 107
3 8 - CR Ervine (ZIM) 131 2010-2023 64 63 4 1313 68* 22.25 1241 105.80 27
8 6 - Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN) 126 2006-2022 102 93 16 1500 72* 19.48 1304 115.03 37
6 5 - Mohammad Nabi (AFG) 125 2010-2023 109 101 19 1825 89 22.25 1323 137.94 93
2 11 2 Muhammad Waseem (UAE) 125 2021-2023 41 41 2 1549 112 39.71 1012 153.06 100
1 6 3 S Davizi (CZK-R) 124 2019-2023 31 31 3 1149 115* 41.03 827 138.93 40
1 5 - GC Smith (SA) 123 2005-2011 33 33 2 982 89* 31.67 770 127.53 26
10 8 - Umar Akmal (PAK) 122 2009-2019 84 79 14 1690 94 26.00 1377 122.73 55
3 5 - AR Patwa (TAN) 122 2021-2023 41 41 4 1039 79 28.08 812 127.95 36
6 7 - LRPL Taylor (NZ) 121 2006-2020 102 94 21 1909 63 26.15 1560 122.37 71
2 9 - R Satheesan (ROM) 121 2019-2023 38 36 5 1197 99* 38.61 770 155.45 61
5 3 - WTS Porterfield (IRE) 120 2008-2018 61 59 6 1079 72 20.35 971 111.12 23
1 7 - KP Pietersen (ENG) 119 2005-2013 37 36 5 1176 79 37.93 831 141.51 32
11 5 - Soumya Sarkar (BAN) 119 2015-2022 72 72 3 1212 68 17.56 990 122.42 46
- 9 - DP Conway (NZ) 119 2020-2023 41 38 8 1248 99* 41.60 967 129.05 32
7 9 - BN Cooper (NED) 118 2013-2021 58 55 11 1239 91* 28.15 993 124.77 38
7 5 - Nizakat Khan (HKG) 118 2014-2023 71 69 1 1269 81 18.66 1080 117.50 33
8 2 1 O Tuyisenge (RWN) 118 2021-2023 61 61 4 1107 100* 19.42 1023 108.21 25
2 10 - N Pooran (WI) 117 2016-2023 80 72 8 1662 74* 25.96 1259 132.00 98
5 8 1 R Sandaruwan (KUW) 117 2019-2023 45 45 2 1338 103 31.11 905 147.84 76
1 2 - MS Dhoni (IND) 116 2006-2019 98 85 42 1617 56 37.60 1282 126.13 52
3 10 1 SR Watson (AUS) 115 2006-2016 58 56 6 1462 124* 29.24 1006 145.32 83
4 8 - Najibullah Zadran (AFG) 115 2012-2023 94 84 30 1712 73 31.70 1225 139.75 91
3 7 1 MS Chapman (HKG/NZ) 113 2014-2023 59 53 10 1329 104* 30.90 1001 132.76 49
5 7 - W Madhevere (ZIM) 113 2020-2023 52 52 5 987 73* 21.00 814 121.25 14
3 5 1 Zeeshan Maqsood (OMA) 112 2015-2023 53 43 8 1100 102* 31.42 903 121.81 40
2 8 - MR Marsh (AUS) 110 2011-2023 49 47 9 1272 92* 33.47 955 133.19 53
6 8 - Sikandar Raza (ZIM) 110 2013-2023 71 68 4 1436 87 22.43 1097 130.90 60
2 7 - G Gambhir (IND) 109 2007-2012 37 36 2 932 75 27.41 783 119.02 10
2 9 2 GD Phillips (NZ) 109 2017-2023 63 56 8 1559 108 32.47 1071 145.56 78
4 3 - GC Wilson (IRE) 108 2008-2020 81 68 8 1268 65* 21.13 1212 104.62 20
7 4 - Rohan Mustafa (UAE) 108 2014-2023 58 53 5 1006 77 20.95 827 121.64 27
3 5 - Jatinder Singh (OMA) 108 2015-2023 50 50 7 1078 73* 25.06 924 116.66 21
4 10 2 E Lewis (WI) 108 2016-2022 53 52 3 1465 125* 29.89 964 151.97 111
8 7 - CS MacLeod (SCOT) 107 2009-2022 64 61 9 1238 74 23.80 1115 111.03 23
4 12 1 TP Ura (PNG) 106 2015-2023 49 48 7 1447 107* 35.29 920 157.28 87
3 7 - BA King (WI) 106 2019-2023 40 38 3 977 85* 27.91 754 129.57 37
5 5 - MH Cross (SCOT) 105 2013-2023 65 54 8 1038 66* 22.56 898 115.59 25
5 4 1 J Charles (WI) 104 2011-2023 44 43 0 988 118 22.97 765 129.15 45
- 7 1 DS Airee (NEP) 104 2018-2023 53 46 11 1344 110* 38.40 948 141.77 52
4 6 1 Ahmed Faiz (MAL) 104 2019-2023 62 54 6 1345 105* 28.02 1059 127.00 55
8 4 - Shahid Afridi (ICC/PAK) 103 2006-2018 99 91 12 1416 54* 17.92 944 150.00 73
3 6 - CO Obuya (KENYA) 103 2007-2023 59 55 11 1395 96* 31.70 1196 116.63 59
- 7 - A Vala (PNG) 103 2015-2023 53 51 9 1120 93* 26.66 932 120.17 34

Cricket Record for Most Fours in Career: Test


050100Player4sSpanMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR6s
14 68 51 SR Tendulkar (IND) 2058+ 1989-2013 200 329 33 15921 248* 53.78 29437+ 54.04 69
8 63 36 R Dravid (ICC/IND) 1654 1996-2012 164 286 32 13288 270 52.31 31258 42.51 21
17 48 34 BC Lara (ICC/WI) 1559 1990-2006 131 232 6 11953 400* 52.88 19753 60.51 88
17 62 41 RT Ponting (AUS) 1509 1995-2012 168 287 29 13378 257 51.85 22782 58.72 73
11 52 38 KC Sangakkara (SL) 1491 2000-2015 134 233 17 12400 319 57.40 22882 54.19 51
16 58 45 JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 1488 1995-2013 166 280 40 13289 224 55.37 28903 45.97 97
9 57 33 AN Cook (ENG) 1442 2006-2018 161 291 16 12472 294 45.35 26562 46.95 11
15 50 34 DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1387 1997-2014 149 252 15 11814 374 49.84 22959 51.45 61
15 66 30 S Chanderpaul (WI) 1285 1994-2015 164 280 49 11867 203* 51.37 27395 43.31 36
12 60 30 JE Root (ENG) 1247 2012-2023 135 247 20 11416 254 50.29 20113 56.75 43
16 32 23 V Sehwag (ICC/IND) 1233 2001-2013 104 180 6 8586 319 49.34 10441 82.23 91
22 50 32 SR Waugh (AUS) 1175 1985-2004 168 260 46 10927 200 51.06 22461 48.64 20
13 41 28 HM Amla (SA) 1170 2004-2019 124 215 16 9282 311* 46.64 18573 49.97 14
11 38 27 GC Smith (ICC/SA) 1165 2002-2014 117 205 13 9265 277 48.25 15525 59.67 24
11 63 27 AR Border (AUS) 1161 1978-1994 156 265 44 11174 205 50.56 27002+ 41.09 28
14 56 17 VVS Laxman (IND) 1135 1996-2012 134 225 34 8781 281 45.97 17785 49.37 5
14 45 15 AJ Stewart (ENG) 1121 1990-2003 133 235 21 8463 190 39.54 17389 48.66 10
15 46 25 Inzamam-ul-Haq (ICC/PAK) 1105 1992-2007 120 200 22 8830 329 49.60 16345 54.02 48
19 33 34 Younis Khan (PAK) 1082 2000-2017 118 213 19 10099 313 52.05 19375 52.12 70
13 46 20 GA Gooch (ENG) 1079 1975-1995 118 215 6 8900 333 42.58 18075 49.23 25
14 29 30 ML Hayden (AUS) 1049 1994-2009 103 184 14 8625 380 50.73 14349 60.10 82
15 37 15 CH Gayle (WI) 1046 2000-2014 103 182 11 7214 333 42.18 11970 60.26 98
9 39 32 SPD Smith (AUS) 1026 2010-2023 102 181 22 9320 239 58.61 17292 53.89 52
8 46 22 AB de Villiers (SA) 1024 2004-2018 114 191 18 8765 278* 50.66 16077 54.51 64
12 36 25 DA Warner (AUS) 1005 2011-2023 109 199 8 8487 335* 44.43 12059 70.37 65
10 35 23 KP Pietersen (ENG) 985 2005-2014 104 181 8 8181 227 47.28 13255 61.72 81
7 39 18 DI Gower (ENG) 979 1978-1992 117 204 18 8231 215 44.25 16268 50.59 10
9 27 28 MJ Clarke (AUS) 978 2004-2015 115 198 22 8643 329* 49.10 15456 55.92 39
14 29 29 V Kohli (IND) 966 2011-2023 111 187 11 8676 254* 49.29 15708 55.23 24
11 33 24 Mohammad Yousuf (PAK) 957 1998-2010 90 156 12 7530 223 52.29 14372 52.39 51
10 45 24 IVA Richards (WI) 952+ 1974-1991 121 182 12 8540 291 50.23 9613+ 69.77 84
14 35 19 LRPL Taylor (NZ) 932 2007-2022 112 196 24 7683 290 44.66 12957 59.29 55
13 34 21 G Kirsten (SA) 922 1993-2004 101 176 15 7289 275 45.27 16783 43.43 12
14 46 22 IR Bell (ENG) 919 2004-2015 118 205 24 7727 235 42.69 15622 49.46 39
16 46 9 SP Fleming (NZ) 917 1994-2008 111 189 10 7172 274* 40.06 15652 45.82 26
11 30 23 JL Langer (AUS) 912 1993-2007 105 182 12 7696 250 45.27 14192 54.22 40
15 31 14 ST Jayasuriya (SL) 910 1991-2007 110 188 14 6973 340 40.07 10698 65.18 59
12 45 34 SM Gavaskar (IND) 908+ 1971-1987 125 214 16 10122 236* 51.12 14184+ 43.35 26
20 46 16 MA Atherton (ENG) 904 1989-2001 115 212 7 7728 185* 37.69 20609 37.49 4
13 35 16 SC Ganguly (IND) 900 1996-2008 113 188 17 7212 239 42.17 14070 51.25 57
10 33 28 KS Williamson (NZ) 897 2010-2023 94 164 16 8124 251 54.89 15785 51.46 21
11 26 14 HH Gibbs (SA) 887 1996-2008 90 154 7 6167 228 41.95 12270 50.26 47
11 34 19 CG Greenidge (WI) 872+ 1974-1991 108 185 16 7558 226 44.72 11932+ 49.49 67
15 27 21 AJ Strauss (ENG) 867 2004-2012 100 178 6 7037 177 40.91 14385 48.91 10
12 35 19 CA Pujara (IND) 863 2010-2023 103 176 11 7195 206* 43.60 16217 44.36 16
19 47 20 ME Waugh (AUS) 844 1991-2002 128 209 17 8029 153* 41.81 15360 52.27 41
12 29 14 ME Trescothick (ENG) 831 2000-2006 76 143 10 5825 219 43.79 10685 54.51 42
16 32 21 DC Boon (AUS) 822 1984-1996 107 190 20 7422 200 43.65 18116 40.96 2
10 39 18 DL Haynes (WI) 818+ 1978-1994 116 202 25 7487 184 42.29 15052+ 44.41 24
6 43 23 Javed Miandad (PAK) 788+ 1976-1993 124 189 21 8832 280* 52.57 15164+ 45.99 48
12 39 16 GP Thorpe (ENG) 778 1993-2005 100 179 28 6744 200* 44.66 14693 45.89 9
14 31 12 BB McCullum (NZ) 776 2004-2016 101 176 9 6453 302 38.64 9989 64.60 107
10 42 22 G Boycott (ENG) 765+ 1964-1982 108 193 23 8114 246* 47.72 20528+ 35.69 8
8 27 16 RB Richardson (WI) 761+ 1983-1995 86 146 12 5949 194 44.39 12398+ 47.77 23
5 40 15 AD Mathews (SL) 757 2009-2023 106 188 26 7361 200* 45.43 15203 48.41 82
12 31 24 GS Chappell (AUS) 755 1970-1984 87 151 19 7110 247* 53.86 13079+ 51.53 16
12 31 15 RR Sarwan (WI) 747 2000-2011 87 154 8 5842 291 40.01 12484 46.79 14
9 18 18 MP Vaughan (ENG) 742 1999-2008 82 147 9 5719 197 41.44 11184 51.13 22
7 22 20 PA de Silva (SL) 737+ 1984-2002 93 159 11 6361 267 42.97 11249+ 51.04 48
14 33 14 N Hussain (ENG) 734 1990-2004 96 171 16 5764 207 37.18 14272 40.38 24
5 40 19 MA Taylor (AUS) 727 1989-1999 104 186 13 7525 334* 43.49 18140 41.48 9
5 21 22 M Azharuddin (IND) 720+ 1984-2000 99 147 9 6215 199 45.03 9892+ 57.82 19
14 30 13 BA Stokes (ENG) 716 2013-2023 97 175 7 6117 258 36.41 10335 59.18 124
4 39 19 CH Lloyd (WI) 712+ 1966-1985 110 175 14 7515 242* 46.67 6942+ 56.68 70
9 38 22 MC Cowdrey (ENG) 708+ 1954-1975 114 188 15 7624 182 44.06 6272+ 37.45 13
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Cricket Record for Most Fours in Career: ODI, T20i, Test


Cricket Record for Most Fours in Career: ODI, T20i, Test

The record for the most fours in international cricket is highly sought after since it exemplifies sustained success over multiple formats (Tests, Twenty20 Internationals, and One Day Internationals).

Boundaries in cricket are more than simply a means to an end—they are a measure of a batsman’s skill, timing, and awareness of where to find openings in the field.

Many cricketers throughout the game’s history have impressed spectators with their ability to knock massive sixes and fours in a variety of formats.

Big shots and sixes are frequently associated with shorter forms like T20is, but the art of striking a four takes accuracy and finesse.

In one-day internationals, when striking a balance between aggressive play and wicket-keeping is vital, boundaries play a crucial part in setting the tempo of an innings.

However, in Test cricket, when the innings lasts the longest, hitting fours is usually the product of careful shot selection, patience, and an awareness of the game’s subtleties.

The best batsmen in this category have not only made a name for themselves in cricketing annals, but they have also demonstrated their prowess on the field.

They are legendary in the sport because of their ability to continually penetrate the defense and keep the scoreboard moving.

Cricket Record for Most Fours in Career: ODI

One such record that stands out is the most fours in a career in One Day Internationals (ODIs). This record is not just about scoring; it’s a testament to a player’s consistency, timing, and ability to find gaps in the field.

Hitting boundaries is an art that these players have mastered, making them legends in the cricketing world. Let’s delve into the careers of the top five players who have hit the most fours in their ODI careers.

SR Tendulkar (IND):

Sachin Tendulkar, an icon of Indian cricket, tops this list with an astonishing 2016 fours. His career spanned from 1989 to 2012, during which he played 463 matches and amassed 18,426 runs with a high score of 200*.

Known for his impeccable technique and poise, Tendulkar’s ability to consistently find the boundary rope is a testament to his greatness in the sport.

ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL):

Sanath Jayasuriya, the explosive Sri Lankan opener, is second on the list with 1500 fours. His career, spanning from 1989 to 2011, was marked by aggressive batting and an ability to dominate bowlers from the get-go.

Jayasuriya’s approach redefined opening batting in ODIs, and his 13,430 runs at a strike rate of 91.20 speak volumes of his impact.

KC Sangakkara (Asia/ICC/SL):

Kumar Sangakkara, another Sri Lankan legend, is third with 1385 fours. Playing from 2000 to 2015, Sangakkara was known for his elegant stroke play and consistency.

He scored 14,234 runs, blending technical prowess with an innate understanding of the game.

V Kohli (IND):

Virat Kohli, an Indian batting maestro, is fourth with 1294 fours. His career, still active as of 2023, has been characterized by his aggressive style and ability to chase down targets with ease. Kohli’s average of 58.67 is a reflection of his dominance in the format.

RT Ponting (AUS/ICC):

Ricky Ponting, the Australian cricketing great, rounds off the top five with 1231 fours. His career, from 1995 to 2012, was marked by his leadership and exceptional batting skills.

Ponting’s 13,704 runs at an average of 42.03 made him one of the most formidable batsmen of his era.

Cricket Record for Most Fours in Career: T20I

In the exhilarating world of Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket, boundaries are a crucial element that not only add to the excitement but also significantly impact the outcome of the game.

Hitting the most fours in a career in T20Is is a remarkable achievement that reflects a player’s consistency, timing, and ability to find gaps in the field.

This record is a testament to a batsman’s skill in adapting to different pitches and conditions, as well as their mental toughness in high-pressure situations.

Let’s take a closer look at the top five players who have achieved the most fours in their T20I careers.

PR Stirling (IRE):

Paul Stirling, the dynamic Irish opener, leads the chart with a staggering 394 fours in his T20I career.

From 2009 to 2023, Stirling has been a consistent performer for Ireland, playing 131 matches and scoring 3408 runs at a strike rate of 135.83.

His ability to start innings aggressively has been a key factor in Ireland’s success in the shorter format.

Babar Azam (PAK):

Babar Azam, known for his elegant stroke play, has hit 371 fours in his T20I career. Playing for Pakistan from 2016 to 2023, Azam has amassed 3485 runs in 104 matches, boasting an impressive average of 41.48 and a strike rate of 128.40.

His technical prowess and calm demeanor at the crease have made him one of the most reliable batsmen in T20 cricket.

V Kohli (IND):

Virat Kohli, the Indian batting maestro, has notched up 356 fours in his T20I career spanning from 2010 to 2022.

In 115 matches, Kohli has scored 4008 runs at an astonishing average of 52.73 and a strike rate of 137.96.

His ability to chase down targets and play under pressure is unparalleled, making him one of the greatest in the format.

RG Sharma (IND):

Rohit Sharma, another Indian batting legend, has hit 348 fours in his T20I career. From 2007 to 2022, Sharma played 148 matches and scored 3853 runs at a strike rate of 139.24.

Known for his ability to score big and dominate bowling attacks, Sharma’s role in shaping India’s T20I fortunes has been significant.

MJ Guptill (NZ):

Martin Guptill of New Zealand has struck 309 fours in his T20I career. Playing from 2009 to 2022, Guptill has been a key figure in New Zealand’s batting lineup, scoring 3531 runs in 122 matches at a strike rate of 135.70.

His aggressive opening style and ability to play long innings have been crucial for his team.

Cricket Record for Most Fours in Career: Test

One of the most coveted achievements for any batsman is the number of boundaries they hit during their career.

The record for the most fours in a career, particularly in Test cricket, is a testament to a player’s skill, consistency, and longevity in the game.

This record not only highlights their ability to score runs but also their mastery in finding gaps and timing the ball perfectly. Let’s take a look at the top five players who have achieved the most fours in their Test careers.

Sachin Tendulkar (India):

Leading the chart is none other than the ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar. With a staggering 2058 fours in his career, Tendulkar dominated bowling attacks from 1989 to 2013.

In 200 matches and 329 innings, he amassed 15921 runs at an average of 53.78, including 51 centuries. His highest score of 248* is a testament to his ability to play long and impactful innings.

Tendulkar’s blend of technical proficiency and aggressive play made him a nightmare for bowlers.

Rahul Dravid (India):

Known for his impeccable technique and solid defense, Rahul Dravid, also known as ‘The Wall’, scored 1654 fours in his Test career.

From 1996 to 2012, in 164 matches and 286 innings, he accumulated 13288 runs at an average of 52.31.

Dravid’s highest score was 270, and he hit 36 centuries. His ability to anchor the innings and play long knocks was crucial for India’s success during his playing days.

Brian Lara (West Indies):

Brian Lara, the West Indian legend, is third on the list with 1559 fours. His career spanned from 1990 to 2006, during which he played 131 matches and 232 innings, scoring 11953 runs at an average of 52.88.

Lara’s highest score of an unbeaten 400 is still the highest individual score in Test cricket. Known for his aggressive and flamboyant style, Lara was a master at dominating bowling attacks.

Ricky Ponting (Australia):

The former Australian captain, Ricky Ponting, hit 1509 fours in his Test career. From 1995 to 2012, in 168 matches and 287 innings, he scored 13378 runs at an average of 51.85.

Ponting’s highest score was 257, and he notched up 41 centuries. His aggressive batting style and ability to play on all kinds of surfaces made him one of the most feared batsmen of his era.

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka):

Kumar Sangakkara, the elegant Sri Lankan left-hander, rounds off the top five with 1491 fours. His career spanned from 2000 to 2015, during which he played 134 matches and 233 innings, scoring 12400 runs at an impressive average of 57.40.

Sangakkara’s highest score was 319, and he hit 38 centuries. Known for his grace and consistency, Sangakkara was a key player for Sri Lanka throughout his career.

Final ODI, T20, and Test with the Most Total Fours

One Day Internationals (ODIs), Twenty20 Internationals (T20is), and Test Matches all have vastly different conditions, but looking back at the careers of great boundary hitters reveals that scoring fours is a nuanced blend of skill, planning, and situational awareness.

More than just adding to the scoreboard, these limits have been game-changing events that have swung the advantage in favor of teams and left indelible marks on the minds of fans.

The best batsmen in this field have shown not only technical brilliance but also the ability to thrive in a variety of formats and conditions.

Their commitment and enthusiasm for the game shines through in their ability to consistently identify the gaps, read the bowlers, and make the most of their opportunities.

Even as the game of cricket develops new formats and methods, the legacies of these boundary-hitting heroes continue to serve as an inspiration to aspiring players.

While the core of the game will always be the same, their accomplishments show that pushing the limits of performance is an ongoing process.

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