We all know Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most fours in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) than any other player, with 2016 fours to his name. However, most fans are unaware of the players who have scored the most fours in ODIs in a calendar year.
Even if you are a die-hard cricket fan, some of the record holders will astound you. While legends such as Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag are on this list, there are individuals you might not expect to hold the record.
Here is the list of the top 10 instances of a batsman hitting the most fours in ODIs in a calendar year.
Most Fours in ODI in a Calendar Year
|Sachin Tendulkar (IND)||32||192||2007|
|Sachin Tendulkar (IND)||33||188||1998|
|Sourav Ganguly (IND)||41||183||1999|
|Shubman Gill (IND)||29||180||2023|
|Herschelle Gibbs (SA)||37||171||2002|
|Virender Sehwag (IND)||30||171||2002|
|Matthew Hayden (AUS)||30||168||2007|
|Chris Gayle (WI)||32||165||2006|
|Rahul Dravid (IND)||43||164||1999|
|Sachin Tendulkar (IND)||32||163||1996|
(You can check out the list of batters with the most ODI sixes in a calendar year here.)
194: Sachin Tendulkar topped the list with 194 fours in 2007, breaking his own record of 188 fours in 1998. Tendulkar also had a memorable 1998, as he amassed 1894 ODI runs, the most runs scored that year by any batter.
10: The Master Blaster has hammered 100 or more fours in 10 calendar years, the most by any batter in the ODI format.
171: Herschelle Gibbs and Virender Sehwag smashed the same number of fours (171) in the same year, 2002.
130: There are more than 130 instances of batters smashing more than 100 fours in a calendar year in the 50-over format.