4 fastest batters to score 10,000 runs in ODI cricket all Indians
Rohit Sharma became the latest entrant in the 10,000-run club during India's Super Four fixture in Asia Cup 2023 against Sri Lanka.
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Reaching 10,000 runs in any form of cricket is a surreal feat. Rohit Sharma became the latest entrant into the prestigious 10,000 club in India's match in the Super Four stage of Asia Cup 2023 against Sri Lanka.
He became the second-fastest to reach the mark in terms of innings. Interestingly, the four fastest batters to get to 10,000 runs are all from India. Virat Kohli leads the list by reaching the 10,000-run mark in 205 innings. Indian captain Rohit got to the mark in his 241st innings. Sachin Tendulkar (259) and Sourav Ganguly (263) are behind him.
Fastest to 10,000 ODI runs ( by innings )
Virat Kohli - 205
Rohit Sharma - 241
Sachin Tendulkar - 259
Sourav Ganguly - 263
Rohit got to the landmark when he hit a glorious six off Kasun Rajitha in the seventh over of the match in Colombo. He became the sixth Indian batter to score 10,000 runs in ODI cricket. Overall, only 15 batters have reached the milestone in the format.
Rohit Sharma smashes third consecutive half-century in Asia Cup 2023
After being dismissed for just 11 by a pearler from Shaheen Afridi in India's opening fixture of the Asia Cup 2023 against Pakistan, Rohit has played some fantastic cricket, notching up three consecutive half-centuries. The first of them came against Nepal in Pallekele. The Mumbai batter scored an unbeaten 59-ball 74 to help India beat the debutants comprehensively.
In the Super Four fixture against Pakistan, Rohit took the attack to the dangerous Pakistani bowlers and scored 56 off 49 balls. Against Sri Lanka, the 36-year-old continued his purple patch as he played an enterprising knock of 53 off 48 balls. He was looking set for a big score before he was bowled by a ball from Dunith Wellalage that kept quite low. Indian fans will be thrilled to see their talismanic captain playing some excellent cricket ahead of the upcoming ODI World Cup.