Rohit Sharma sixth Indian to amass 10,000 ODI runs
Rohit achieved the feat during India's Asia Cup Super 4 contest against Sri Lanka on Tuesday
COLOMBO: India captain Rohit Sharma on Tuesday became the sixth batter from his country and 15th overall to complete 10,000 ODI runs. Rohit achieved the feat during India's Asia Cup Super 4 contest against Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
The India skipper hit a six off Sri Lanka's Kasun Rajitha to complete the milestone in the seventh over of the innings, a day after Virat Kohli became the quickest ever batter to cross the 13,000-run landmark in a record 267 ODI innings. In fact, Rohit completed his 10,000 runs in 241 innings, which is second fastest ever after Kohli did so in 205 innings.The other Indians in the 10,000-run club are Sachin Tendulkar (18,426 runs), Virat Kohli (13,026), Sourav Ganguly (11,363), Rahul Dravid (10,889) and MS Dhoni (10,773).
As the only player in the history to have hit three double centuries in 50-overs cricket, Rohit also holds the record of most runs in an innings or the highest individual score 264 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in November 2014. With 30 centuries so far, Rohit is joint-third with former Aussie captain Ricky Ponting for hitting most ODI hundreds. He is also third in the list of batters with most sixes in the format.