Indian Captain Rohit Sharma on 12th September became the second fastest, sixth Indian, and fifteen overall to complete 10,000 runs in one-day internationals. The modern-day great joined this elite list on Tuesday when playing against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup at R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo. He was the only batter in the match who scored a half-century and helped his side to set a decent target, Sharma scored 53 runs in 48 balls with the help of seven 4s and two 6s. India won the match by 41 runs.
It was the 7th over of the Indian inning when Hitman achieved this feat, he hit Ranjitha for a six to reach the milestone. Out of 15 people who scored 10k runs In terms of average, he was only behind his countrymen Virat Kohli and his first International captain the great Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
This is not the only milestone he arrived at in the game, now he is also the leading six-hitter in the history of the Asia Cup with 28 sixes. He surpassed the record of Pakistani veteran Shahid Afridi to bring this landmark. The well-known six-hitter is not far away from hitting the most sixes in international cricket, he was just 14 sixes away from breaking the record for most sixes in world cricket.
From being the third slowest to score two thousand runs in one-day cricket in 2013 to becoming the second fastest to complete 10k runs, Hitman Sharma has come a long way in the last 10 years. He is a perfect example of how to convert talent into legacy, a guy who was once considered the future of Indian cricket is proving to the veterans for believing in him and giving him an opportunity.
Apart from personnel milestones, he also joined a special club of 5k runs in partnership with his brother of destruction, Virat Kohli. They only became the third Indian, eight overall, and the fastest pair to have a partnership of 5000 runs. Out of 13 pairs who scored more than four thousand runs in one-day International cricket, Rohit and Kohli have the maximum average. They scored 5006 runs together with an average of 62.57, with 15 half-centuries and 18 centuries partnership. He also scored 5k runs with Shikhar Dhawan and became the only cricketer in the ODI format, who was involved in two pairs, who scored 5 thousand runs jointly.