Aakash Chopra applauds Rohit Sharma for being one of the fastest to reach the 10000 ODI runs
By SMCS - Sep 13, 2023 1:37 pm
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Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra has applauded Rohit Sharma for reaching the 10000-run milestone quickly after having a slow start to his ODI career as well. However, Rohit reached the feat during his 53-run knock in India’s Asia Cup 2023 Super Four clash against Sri Lanka on Tuesday, September 12 as well. His innings also helped the Indian team to set a 214-run target on a spin-friendly surface and they went on to win the game by 41 runs and reached the final also.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said: “There were some milestones as well in batting. Rohit Sharma, we believe in Sharma, we believe in karma. He was one of the slowest Indians to reach 2000 but then he used to bat down the order, in the lower-middle order or the middle order. He didn’t have a very solid start to his international career but after that, once he started opening, he gathered pace, and now he is one of the fastest to 10000 ODI runs, I mean mount 10000. Well Done Ro Superhit Sharma.”

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However, Rohit Sharma is the second-fastest to 10000 ODI runs, having done so in 241 innings, behind only Virat Kohli’s 205. He has scored 8001 runs which came at an excellent average of 55.95 in 160 innings as an opener as well.

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Rohit Sharma scored a match-winning fifty

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“He batted absolutely differently and he loves Sri Lanka a lot in any case. He has hit two double centuries against them. The way he hit a straight six to complete his 10000 runs, there was something in that as well. It was because you identify Rohit Sharma with his six-hitting ability and Rohit did that only. It was an extremely beautiful six straight down the ground. The Indian openers actually gave a very good start,” Aakash Chopra concluded.