Stats: Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli complete 4000 ODI runs as a pair

Stats: Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli complete 4000 ODI runs as a pair

During the 5th ODI against the Windies, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli added an unbeaten 99-run stand for the second wicket.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India are blessed to have three of the best batsmen in the ODI format going around in their top three; Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. The trio has been the base of many Indian victories in the limited-overs cricket despite no consistent middle-order set-up. Among the three, Kohli and Rohit numbers are well ahead of any other player in the ODI format in the last five years. The pair of Kohli and Rohit have also added quite a few records under their belt.

India’s captain and vice-captain have shared as many as five double century partnerships in this format which are the most by any pair. No other duo in ODI history has more than three 200-run stands. In 66 partnerships, they have shared 15-century stands and ten fifty-run stands. Only three pairs have more than 15-century partnerships having batted together more than 100 times. During the 5th ODI against the Windies, Rohit and Kohli added an unbeaten 99-run stand for the second wicket.

During this partnership, the duo completed 4000 runs as a pair in ODI cricket. Thus, they became only the 6th Indian pair and overall the 13th to add 4000 runs as a pair in this format. Kohli and Rohit completed the milestone in only 66 partnerships making them the quickest. In this process, they bettered the record of another Indian pair; Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly, who did it in 80 innings. Earlier in the 4th ODI, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit pair completed 4000 runs as a pair.

They stood as the second-fastest to 4000 as an Indian pair completing in 89 stands before Rohit-Kohli pushed them to No.3. Among the 13 pairs, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag took longest to 4000 runs. They needed 104 innings to complete as many runs as a pair in ODI cricket. Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara needed 103 partnerships; the only other pair which needed over 100 stands for 4000 ODI runs.

Fastest to 4000 runs as a pair in ODI cricket:

Fastest-to-4000-runs-as-a-pair-in-ODI-cricket

(Stats as on November 1, 2018)