India skipper Rohit Sharma has overtaken South Africa’s Ab de Villiers on the list of top ODI run scorers.
In the third ODI against Sri Lanka, he scored 42 runs off 49 balls. He now has 9596 runs in 238 ODIs, while de Villiers had 9577 runs in 228 50-over matches.
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Though this is a significant accomplishment for Rohit, he still faces competition from his own countryman Virat Kohli, who is sixth on the list and has more than 12,000 ODI runs, behind legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, and Kumar Sangakkara.
In the meantime, Rohit passed De Villiers in Thiruvananthapuram and is now anticipated to pass Australia’s Adam Gilchrist, who has 9619 runs under his belt. Mohammad Yousuf of Pakistan, who has 9720 runs in ODI cricket, is ahead of Gilchrist.
Disappointed Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma was clearly disappointed with himself and on his knees after retiring for 42 in the third One-Day International against Sri Lanka. The India captain received another start but failed to convert it into a major hit. In only 15.2 overs, Rohit and Shubman Gill added 95 runs for the first wicket.
During his time in the middle, the right-handed batsman produced some spectacular shots and appeared to be on his way to a big score. But Rohit was out for 42 after giving Avishka Fernando an easy catch at the backward square leg. He didn’t appear to be able to execute the shot, and the ball did not reach the distance that Rohit desired.
The long stroll back to the pavilion was taken by Rohit because he was dissatisfied about getting captured. Gill, who batted with Rohit in the opening innings, eventually scored 116 from 97 runs, breaking the three-figure barrier. With a strike rate of 119.59 while batting, Gill kept the scoreboard moving during his time in the middle. Kasun Rajitha delivered a dish to him.