Rohit is the 4th fastest Indian to reach 10,000 runs in List-A cricket
India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma is playing a different level of cricket altogether. He usually starts off the game at a sedate pace and once he sets, he switches to next gear. That’s how he goes about his business. The cricket fraternity knows how dangerous if he gets going. Rohit has 22 ODI centuries to his name.
Rohit Sharma’s life-changing experience was when he was promoted as an opener. Earlier, he used to bat down the order and was overlooked by the top-order’s performances. At times, Rohit was not getting the opportunities to showcase his mettle which made a tad difficult for him to shine down the order.
However, the management decided to make him an opening batsman considering the fact that he cuts and puts the ball quite well. Later on, the tactical decision proved to be a sensational hit as Rohit Sharma is now the best opener in the world at the moment. He was the second-highest run getter for the side in the 50-over game essaying as many as 1000 plus runs.
At the same time, he is breaking records with relative ease. When he bats, he makes sure to bat for a long time. He is the only Indian to chip in as many as six 150s, in what is a staggering record. The No.2 ranked batsman in ODIs became the fourth Indian to reach 10,000-run milestone in List-A cricket.
He is not too far away from reaching 8,000 runs in ODIs and there is a good chance for him to achieve the feat in the upcoming 2 matches against New Zealand when he will skipper the side. Rohit might not have had the best of start in the opening fixture as he scored just 11 runs but he upped his ante in the next match where he essayed a flamboyant 87 runs to his name with as many as 9 fours and 3 sixes.
When he got out his stat stood at 9979 runs in List A cricket. It was only in the third match he achieved 10K runs which means he took 260 innings to reach the milestone. Virat Kohli comes first on the list with 219 innings, Sourav Ganguly follows next with 252 innings and Sachin Tendulkar with 257 innings.