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Rohit Sharma Will Have A Personal Target To Chase During ODIs Against Windies
By CricShots - Feb 5, 2022 3:23 pm
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In what will be his first assignment as a full-time limited-overs skipper of Team India in the three-match ODI and T20I series against West Indies at home, Rohit Sharma will be chasing a new Indian record and surpass legendary batters in Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammad Azharuddin in elusive batting lists.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

With his present tally at 244, Rohit Sharma required just six more sixes to become the first Indian in ODI history to hit 250 sixes. He had earlier surpassed former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni, who still stands behind him with 229 sixes. Overall, Rohit will remain at the fourth position in the all-time list despite the feat, after Shahid Afridi (351), Chris Gayle (331), and Sanath Jayasuriya (270).

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Rohit Sharma will also be having the chance of surpassing former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to become India’s second-highest run-getter in ODIs against the West Indies. His present tally reads 1523 runs and stands 51 runs behind Sachin who presently stands second behind table topper Virat Kohli (2235 runs in 38 innings).

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Rohit Sharma with Team India

Currently, Rohit Sharma is just 179 runs short of getting ahead of former Indian skipper, Azharuddin to become India’s sixth-highest run-getter in ODIs for India. In 220 innings, Rohit has scored 9205 runs and stands seventh on the list behind Sachin Tendulkar (18426 runs), Kohli (12285 runs), Sourav Ganguly (11221 runs), Dravid (10768 runs), Dhoni (10599 runs), and Azharuddin (9378 runs).

Rohit, who was named as India’s new white-ball leader in November by the BCCI, missed his first ODI series as captain in January as he was sustaining the hamstring injury he incurred during the home contest against New Zealand.

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The series will begin from February 6 onwards and all the matches will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, without the presence of fans. The series will be followed by a three-match T20I contest against West Indies in Kolkata.

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