Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma has joined the elite club becoming only the 15th batsman to score 10,000+ runs in the One Day International (ODI) format during the Asia Cup Super Four clash against Sri Lanka.
Rohit Sharma’s milestone moment arrived when he jabbed a well-pitched delivery from Kasun Rajitha over the long-off boundary for a remarkable six. This monumental achievement solidified his status as one of the modern era’s premier ODI batsmen.
Batters with 10,000 runs in men’s ODIs
|Player Name||ODI Runs|
|Sachin Tendulkar (India)||18426|
|Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)||14234|
|Ricky Ponting (Australia)||13704|
|Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)||13430|
|Virat Kohli (India)||13024|
|Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)||12650|
|Jacques Kallis (South Africa)||11579|
|Sourav Ganguly (India)||11363|
|Rahul Dravid (India)||10889|
|MS Dhoni (India)||10773|
|Chris Gayle (West Indies)||10480|
|Brian Lara (West Indies)||10405|
|Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)||10290|
|Rohit Sharma (India)||10001*|
The swashbuckling opener’s incredible journey to 10,000 runs was accomplished in 241 innings, making him the second-fastest player to reach this prestigious milestone, trailing only his compatriot, Virat Kohli, who achieved it in 205 innings.
In accomplishing this feat, Rohit Sharma became the sixth Indian cricketer to join the illustrious 10,000-run club in ODI cricket, following the footsteps of cricketing legends such as Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, and MS Dhoni.
Rohit Sharma’s ODI debut for India occurred in 2007 against Ireland, marking the beginning of a remarkable career characterized by consistent excellence with the bat. Boasting an impressive ODI average of 49, Rohit has notched an impressive tally of 30 centuries, a feat that places him joint-third in the list of highest century-makers in ODI history. Additionally, he has registered fifty half-centuries, further showcasing his ability to consistently contribute to his team’s success.
The dynamic Indian captain holds a plethora of records in the ODI format, including the highest individual score of 264 runs, a record-breaking achievement that stands as a testament to his extraordinary batting prowess. Furthermore, Rohit Sharma is the sole batsman in ODI history to have scored three double centuries, an achievement that underscores his ability to dominate opposition bowlers.
Rohit’s penchant for launching sixes has also left an indelible mark on the ODI landscape. With 285 sixes to his name, he boasts the record for the most sixes by an Indian batsman in ODIs. Globally, this figure places him third, with only Shahid Afridi (351) and Chris Gayle (331) surpassing his tally.