Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (PC-AP)

The 35-year-old opening batsman Rohit Sharma, who leads the India National Cricket Team across all three formats of the game, has overtaken the legendary Australia National Cricket Team wicketkeeper-batter Adam Gilchrist to become the 16th highest run-getter in the history of One Day International (ODI) cricket.

Rohit Sharma achieved the massive landmark during the first ODI of the three-match series against the Tom Latham-led New Zealand National Cricket Team at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad on Wednesday, January 18.

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The 35-year-old once again provided India with a good start in the match alongside Shubman Gill. Rohit looked great out in the middle, but just like his last few innings, he just gifted away his wicket and failed to convert a good start into a good score.

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Rohit Sharma (PC-Getty Images)

Ha scored 34 runs off 38 balls, smashing 4 fours and 2 sixes, and batted with a strike rate of 89.47. The Indian captain was cleaned up by the 29-year-old right-arm pacer Blair Tickner on the first ball of the 13th over.

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Rohit Sharma Becomes 16th Highest Run-Getter In ODIs

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (PC-AP)

Overall, Rohit Sharma has scored 9630 runs in 232 ODI innings at an amazing average of 48.63 and a strike rate of 89.60. He has smashed 29 centuries, with three double centuries, and 47 half-centuries in 50-over cricket for India.

Rohit has climbed to the 16th position on the list of leading run-getters in ODI cricket and he has surpassed the Australian great Adam Gilchrist, who scored 9619 runs in 279 innings at an average of 35.89 and a strike rate of 96.94. He hit 16 tons and 55 fifties for Australia in 50-over cricket.

Among Indians, Rohit Sharma is the 6th highest run-getter in the history of ODI cricket, behind Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni.

Also, during his 34 runs innings against the Black Caps, Rohit surpassed MS Dhoni to have the most ODI sixes (125) in India.

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