Indian Captain and opener Rohit Sharma completed 10,000 runs in One-day Internationals with a sixer off Kasun Rajitha in Super 4 tie against Sri-Lanka at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium. He now becomes the 2nd Fastest batter to reach the milestone as it took him 241 innings to do so with Virat Kohli sitting at the top.
Rohit was short of just 22 runs when walking out to the middle this afternoon as he was at 9,978 runs. The 36-year-old having debuted way back in June 2007 against Ireland and today he also scored his 51st Half-century in what was his 50th match against Sri-Lanka.
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Since 2007, Rohit has played 247 ODIs and has 30 Centuries to his name. Today at Premadasa he definitely would have loved playing that uppish straight drive that was just not a 6 but a shot that earned him 5 digits to his run tally.
He would have also liked doing so against a team he loves playing against. 2 of Rohit Sharma’s 3 Double centuries came against Sri-Lanka, first in 2014, which still stands as his Best score: 264 runs and 3 years apart (2017), Rohit remained 208 not out at Eden Gardens and Mohali respectively.
Today he might have stepped up with an intent to do exactly the same but one spinner of Sri-Lanka’s young spin attack, Dunit Vellalage bowled an unplayable arm ball which only dipped and skidded inside with Rohit Sharma not being able to judge the unexpected dunk.
Rohit departed after scoring 53 off 48, powered by Seven 4’s and Two 6’s. He left the crease after giving the team a good start but India lost 3 important wickets of Gill, Kohli and Rohit within just 11 runs.