Rohit Sharma becomes the fastest to 2000 ODI runs in India
Rohit has been unstoppable in India scoring runs at a brilliant average of 55.
Published - Oct 2, 2017 1:29 am | Updated - Oct 2, 2017 1:41 am
Ever since Rohit Sharma’s game in One Day International cricket found consistency, his numbers have spoken volumes. Especially in the Indian conditions, Rohit has been unstoppable scoring runs at a brilliant average of 55. The Indian opening batsman amassed both his double centuries in the ODI format including the world record of 264 also at home. During the 5th ODI game against Australia, the Indian team’s vice-captain went past a new milestone in his ODI career.
The opening batsman took a decent amount of time to get off the mark in this innings as he played 14 balls before scoring his first run. With a boundary down the ground off Pat Cummins, Rohit scored his first and followed with another boundary off the very next ball to complete 2000 runs on Indian soil in ODI cricket.
Thus, he became the 12th player to aggregate 2000 ODI runs in India and the 70th player with as many runs in a specific country. Taking just 42 innings, Rohit became the quickest to complete 2000 ODI runs in India. Thus, he broke the record of former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, who took 45 innings for bringing up 2000 ODI runs in India.
Fastest to 2000 runs in India in ODI cricket: (In Innings)
Rohit also stands among the quickest to reach 2000 ODI runs in a country as he shares the 3rd spot with Windies’ legend Vivian Richards, who also needed 42 innings for completing 2000 ODI runs in Australia. Desmond Haynes was the quickest to reach 2000 runs in a country in ODIs as he got there in 36 innings in Windies while Hashim Amla needed 38 innings for the milestone in South Africa.
So far, only three players managed to score over 2000 runs in two different countries. Haynes scored in Windies and Australia, Kumar Sangakkara scored in Sri Lanka and Australia while Inzamam-ul-Haq scored 2000 ODI runs in Pakistan and UAE.
Fastest to 2000 runs in a country in ODI cricket: (In Innings)
(Stats as on October 1, 2017)