Veteran Netherlands cricketer Ryan ten Doeschate has established himself as one of the greatest cricketers to play for an Associate nation. The 39-year-old has scaled great heights during his long-lasting career and continues to perform in different roles in T20 leagues around the world.
His ODI average of 67 across 33 appearances in the format is the highest average for any player having scored more than 1,000 runs.
This unique statistic thus lands the Dutch cricketer on a special feat surpassing the likes of Virat Kohli and Babar Azam, who trail him closely.
After this stat was pointed out by a certain cricket publication, ten Doeschate employed his wit to great success by sarcastically apologizing to the batsmen he had overtaken. “Apologies to all involved”, the right-handed batsman wrote attracting much laughter from fans on Twitter.