Indian opener Rohit Sharma completed 15,000 international runs during India’s second innings against England in the ongoing fourth Test at the Oval in London on Friday.
Rohit Sharma is the fifth-fastest to achieve the landmark among Indian batsmen. Virat Kohli has scored at the highest pace in 333 innings. Rohit became the eighth Indian batsman to cross the 15,000 run-mark in international cricket. The Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with 34,357 runs. Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, M. S. Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, and Mohammed Azharuddin are the other Indians with 15,000 or more international runs.
Overall, he is currently 39th on the list of leading run-getters across formats. The majority of Rohit’s runs have been scored in ODIs. In 227 matches, he has scored 9,205 ODI runs. The swashbuckling opener has smashed three double centuries in the 50-over format.
Rohit Sharma’s international career
Since his debut in 2007 in international cricket, Rohit has broken many records in his career. Rohit Sharma holds the record of scoring the highest individual runs in ODIs. He scored 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014. He is also only the third batsman from India who has scored at least a century in each of the three formats. The 34-year-old is the only batsman who scored 8 innings of 150+ in ODIs. Rohit is the first and the only batsman in the world to score four T20 centuries.