Indian captain Rohit Sharma stormed his way to 7000 One-Day International runs as he notched up his 19th ODI hundred in 187 matches during India’s Super Four clash against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2018, last evening.
He became the fifth fastest batsman in the history of ODI cricket to achieve this feat. His career has been on the upward swing ever since he was promoted to open the batting for India and since 2013, he averages upwards 50.
Rohit Sharma, along with Shikhar Dhawan, who also scored his 15th ODI hundred, smoked the Pakistani bowlers in their chase of 238 runs. Rohit Sharma reached his 7000th ODI run for India in just 181 innings to become the third fastest Indian to reach the milestone, trailing regular captain Virat Kohli, who scored 7000 ODI runs in just 161 innings, and former captain Sourav Ganguly, who reached the milestone in 174 innings.
Before Rohit, India’s most celebrated batsman Sachin Tendulkar was the third fastest to the milestone, notching up 7000 ODI runs in 189 innings. Rohit scored his 7000th ODI run with a single off Shaheen Afridi as he reached 94 runs in 99 deliveries.