IND vs WI: Rohit Sharma Surpasses Sachin Tendulkar's Record In The First ODI Against West Indies

Updated - 08 Feb 2022, 01:23 PM

Rohit Sharma
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Rohit Sharma started his full-time stint as India’s white-ball captain with a win under his belt. India managed to beat West Indies in the first ODI in Ahmedabad by 6 wickets. Rohit Sharma scored 60 from 51 balls to set up the chase for India. In the process, he overtook Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 1,573 ODI runs against West Indies.

Rohit Sharma now has scored 1,583 runs in 32 innings against the West Indies. Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli leads the list among Indian players with most ODI runs against West Indies. He has scored 2,243 ODI runs in 39 innings against them with the latest innings of 8 runs in the first ODI. He was dismissed while attempting a hook shot by Alzarri Joseph.

Rohit Sharma
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Rohit has played 228 matches for India. With 29 centuries and 44 half-centuries to his name, the 34-year-old has accumulated 9,265 runs in the 50-over format. The first ODI was incidentally India’s 1000th ODI in international cricket. It was a momentous occasion for the players who represented India in this match. Rohit urged his players to be innovative, get better at their game and challenge themselves at every possible opportunity.

We Want To Keep Getting Better As A Team: Rohit Sharma

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“We want to keep getting better as a team. The end goal is we should be able to achieve what the team wants. If the team requires us to do something different, we have to do it. Don’t think we have to change a lot,” Rohit said during the post-match presentation.

“I don’t believe in perfect game. You cannot be perfect. We want to keep getting better. All in all a great effort from everyone. We ticked all boxes. Pretty happy with that. With that bat we could’ve finished with not so many wickets, that is one. Could also have created pressure on their lower order. Don’t want to take any credit away. The way we bowled upfront and then towards the back end was good to see” said Rohit giving due credit to his bowlers who set the game up for his side.

The next two ODIs will be played at the same venue on February 9 and 11. Both teams then travel to Kolkata for the three-match T20I series between February 16-20.

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