Indian cricketing sensation and team captain Rohit Sharma etched his name in the annals of cricketing history as he became the 15th player ever to reach the illustrious milestone of 10,000 runs in one-day internationals (ODIs). This remarkable achievement unfolded during India’s Super Four encounter against Sri Lanka.
The defining moment occurred during the seventh over of the match, when Rohit Sharma displayed his exceptional batting prowess. Facing a well-pitched delivery from Sri Lankan pacer Kasun Rajitha, Sharma executed a superbly-timed jab shot, sending the ball soaring over the long-off region for an impressive six runs. With this boundary, he not only demonstrated his incredible skill but also notched up his 10,000th run in ODIs.
What sets Rohit Sharma’s feat apart is the sheer speed at which he reached this monumental landmark. It took him a mere 241 innings to achieve this remarkable milestone, making him the second-fastest batsman to accomplish this feat in ODI history. Only his compatriot and fellow cricketing legend, Virat Kohli, managed to reach 10,000 runs faster, accomplishing the feat in just 205 innings.
Batters with 10,000 runs in men’s ODIs
Player Name ODI Runs
Sachin Tendulkar (India) 18426
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) 14234
Ricky Ponting (Australia) 13704
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) 13430
Virat Kohli (India) 13024
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) 12650
Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan) 11739
Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 11579
Sourav Ganguly (India) 11363
Rahul Dravid (India) 10889
MS Dhoni (India) 10773
Chris Gayle (West Indies) 10480
Brian Lara (West Indies) 10405
Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka) 10290
Rohit Sharma (India) 10001*