India opener Rohit Sharma is on the verge of reaching the 7th spot on the list of India batsmen with most runs in ODI cricket. India take on West Indies in the 3rd ODI of the ongoing 3-match series against West Indies in Trinidad on Wednesday.
Rohit Sharma needs 26 runs to go past World Cup-winning all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on the ODI batting charts. Yuvraj had gotten to 8701 runs in 304 ODI matches.
Rohit Sharma has 8676 runs runs 217 matches while Yuvraj Singh finished his decorated career with 8701 runs in 304 matches. Yuvraj retired from international cricket earlier this year and played T20 cricket at the econd season of Global T20 Canada.
Sachin Tendulkar (18426), Virat Kohli (11406), Sourav Ganguly (11363), Rahul Dravid (10889), MS Dhoni (10773), Mohammad Azharuddin (9378), Yuvraj Singh (8701) are above Rohit Sharma on the list.
Notably, Yuvraj Singh scored 8609 runs for India in ODI cricket. He had hit 92 runs for Asia XI over 3 ODIs against Africa XI in 2007.
Rohit suffered a rare failure in the 2nd ODI of the ongoing 3-match ODI series against West Indies at the Queen’s Park Oval Stadium in Port of Spain on Sunday.
The India vice-captain managed just 18 runs durig an uncharacteristic knock wherein he struggled to put bat to ball. Rohit though will be keen on getting back to scoring ways. He was in superlative form during the ICC Cricket World Cup, finishing the quadrennial tournament with table-topping tally of 648 runs, including a record-breaking count of 5 hundreds.
Despite Rohit’s early exit, India rode on Virat Kohli’s 42nd ODI hundred to clinch a dominant 59-run (DLS) win over West Indies and take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the ODI series on Sunday.
Can Kohli break Sarwan’s record?
Kohli, who went past Sourav Ganguly, to become the 2nd highest Indian run-scorer in ODIs on Sunday, has an opportunity to go past Jacques Kallis on the ODI batting charts. Kohli, who has 11406 runs, needs 174 runs to go past Kalli’s tally.
Meanwhile, Kohli can also Kohli needs just 25 runs to go past Ramnaresh Sarwan on the list of batsmen with most runs in ODIs in India-West Indies fixtures in the West Indies. Kohli has 676 runs from 14 matches at a staggering average of 61.45. He has hit 3 ODI hundreds in West Indies with the latest one coming on Sunday.
Kuldeep on the verge of overtaking Shami
On the other hand, Inida’s left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav is on the verge of breaking a major Indian ODI record. The Kolkata Knight Riders spinner is 4 away from 100 ODI wickets. He can also become the fastest Indian bowler to get to the landmark if he manages to pick up at least a 4-wicket haul in the 3rd ODI against West Indies on Wednesday.
Kuldeep has 96 wickets in 53 ODIs while fast bowler Mohammed Shami holds the record after having reached the 3-figure mark in his 56th ODI match for India.