India’s Rohit Sharma completes 7000 runs in limited-overs cricket
Rohit Sharma has been a prolific run scorer for India in limited-overs cricket. Since being asked to open the innings for India, he has consistently produced runs for the side. Sharma once again has produced impressive numbers with the bat in the ongoing Asia Cup for India. He has done a fantastic job as stand-in captain of the side in the absence of Virat Kohli, who has been rested for the competition.
He has formed a lethal opening combination with Shikhar Dhawan. The duo has collected scored close to 600 runs in the ongoing Asia Cup. Dhawan has topped the batting charts in the competition while Sharma is a close second in the list.
Rohit Sharma started slowly and notched up crucial half-centuries against Bangladesh and Pakistan. He went on to smash unbeaten ton against Pakistan when the two sides met each other once again in the competition. The 31-year old smashed four sixes and also completed 7,000 runs in limited-overs cricket.
The 31-year old became ninth Indian batsman to achieve this milestone in limited-overs cricket. Only two Indian batsmen have taken fewer innings than Sharma to complete 7,000 runs in one-day cricket. Indian Captain Virat Kohli completed 7,000 runs in 161 innings while Sharma has taken 181 innings to complete the feat.
Interestingly, Hashim Amla holds the record for taking just 150 innings to complete 7,000 runs in limited-overs cricket. South Africa’s AB De Villiers completed the milestone in 166 innings while Former Indian Captain achieved it in just 174 innings. Sachin Tendulkar completed 7,000 runs in 189 innings while West Indies batting maestro Brian Lara managed to complete the milestone in 183 innings.
There is no doubt that Rohit Sharma has been a bankable performer for India in limited-overs cricket. Since January 2017, Sharma has been in phenomenal form in limited-overs cricket and has accumulated 1934 runs in 35 matches at an average of 66.68 with nine centuries to his name. He will be keen to score big runs in the finals of Asia Cup against Bangladesh to be played on Sunday.