Rohit Sharma Surpassed Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, MS Dhoni, Achieved Huge Milestone In ODI Format

Rohit Sharma, the dynamic India captain, has made a resounding comeback. After grappling with inconsistent form, his return to peak performance couldn’t have been more timely, occurring just 22 days before the World Cup. As he gears up for the biggest cricketing extravaganza, Rohit achieved yet another batting record that will be etched in cricketing history, one he’ll fondly look back on long after retirement. Rohit is the only cricketer to score three double centuries in ODIs. Rohit has further solidified his legacy as an all-time great one day. On a memorable Tuesday, he joined the elite club of Indian cricketers who have scored over 10,000 runs in this format.

Rohit Sharma’s achievement isn’t just remarkable; it’s historic. He became the second-fastest batter ever to reach the 10,000-run milestone in ODIs. In his 241st ODI innings, Rohit accomplished this incredible feat, leaving cricketing legends in his wake. The list of greats he surpassed includes Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Sourav Ganguly, Brian Lara, Chris Gayle, MS Dhoni, and even his coach, Rahul Dravid. His achievement in the Asia Cup 2023 Super Four match against Sri Lanka in Colombo was crowned with a six, making him the highest six-hitter in Asia Cup history, surpassing Shahid Afridi.

Virat Kohli may lead the list of fastest to 10,000 ODI runs, achieving this milestone in just 205 innings. However, Rohit Sharma secured the second spot, and the numbers are staggering. He took 18 fewer innings than the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, 22 fewer than Sourav Ganguly, 25 fewer than Ricky Ponting, and 32 fewer than MS Dhoni. Even the likes of Brian Lara (278 innings), Chris Gayle (282 innings), Rahul Dravid (287 innings), and Tillakaratne Dilshan (293 innings) find themselves trailing behind Rohit’s remarkable record.

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Rohit Sharma wasted no time making his mark during the Asia Cup 2023 Super Four match. On just the second ball of the match, he received a juicy half-volley, which he elegantly dispatched through the covers for a boundary. While Maheesh Theekshana and Kasun Rajitha tightened their line and length, forcing Rohit to play himself in, he maintained a strike-rate of 75. The Indian captain’s desire to score was evident. He secured his second boundary when Charith Asalanka faltered near the boundary. Rohit demonstrated his prowess when he skillfully smacked a maximum straight down the ground after playing out two dots.

In conclusion, Rohit Sharma’s achievement of crossing 10,000 ODI runs places him in an exclusive club of cricketing legends. His ability to score runs precisely, and his incredible six-hitting prowess make him one of the most exciting cricketers to watch. As he prepares for the upcoming World Cup, fans worldwide eagerly anticipate witnessing more magic from the ‘Hitman.’

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