Rohit Sharma on verge of achieving a milestone in Rajkot


Indian opener Rohit Sharma has been in a remarkable form since the last few years and the last year was no different for India’s one of the most dynamic batsmen. He was also awarded ICC ODI Player of the Year for scoring 7 centuries including a record 5 in World Cup alone in ODIs last year.

India and Australia will lock horns in the second ODI in Rajkot on Friday and Rohit is on verge of achieving a milestone. He is only 46 runs away from going pas the famous Indian duo Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar. He will also beat the likes of the Caribbean legend Brian Lara to become the third-fastest to 9000 ODIs runs.rohit-on-verge-of-joining-400 sixes-vs-aus-2020

Rohit has 8954 runs in 215 innings so far in his name and if he manages to score 46 or more in the second ODI against Australia,  he would comfortably beat Ganguly, who had taken 228 innings, Tendulkar (235 innings) and Brian Lara (239 innings).

The record for the fastest to 9000 ODI runs currently stands with the Indian captain Virat Kohli,  who achieved the milestone in only 194 matches. The second on the list is former South Africa batsman AB de Villiers, who achieved it in 205 innings.

rohitsharma-on-eye-battling-milestoneRohit is also not far away from achieving another incredible record. He is only one hundred away from becoming the player with the 4th most centuries in the history of ODI cricket.

He has currently 28 hundred in his name which is joint 4th most along with Sanath Jayasuriya. This century will also make Rohit the 4th highest century-getter for India across formats. The list is currently lead by the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar with 100 centuries, followed by Virat Kohli with 70.

Rohit is also only 7 sixes away from becoming the first player to smash 100 sixes against Australia across formats. Meanwhile, the captain and the vice-captain of India are also on the verge of achieving a milestone.

Virat and Rohit have currently 991 runs partnership against Australia in ODIs, which means they are only 9 run away from 1000 runs partnership against Australia in ODIs. If they manage to do so, the duo will become the fifth pair to achieve this milestone against Australia in the limited-overs format.