IND vs SL Asia Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma is one of the greatest modern batsmen in the world. A fine opener who has distinguished himself as one of the finest hitters of the ball.
He is so close to breaking the most sixes record but before that, he made sure to reach another milestone and that too in style. There are very few players in the world who are able to hit a six when they are close to a milestone.
But the Hitman is a different breed of a player. He not only hit a six to reach his second half-century in Asia Cup 2023 but he reached the 10,000 runs mark in the same manner. A player with ice in his veins.
10,000 ODI Runs In IND vs SL Asia Cup 2023 Match
Rohit Sharma reached the milestone of 10,000 ODI runs when he hit a six off Rajitha in the 7th over. It was his 241st six in the ODI cricket and he became the sixth Indian batsman to reach this milestone.
He is also the second-fastest player to reach 10,000 runs in just 241 innings. Virat Kohli is at first with 205 innings while Sachin Tendulkar is behind Rohit Sharma with 259 innings. The growth that the Hitman has shown over the years is commendable.
He was not even in the top 150 quickest players to score 1000 runs but he kept on improving and started scoring consistently after a while.
Shikhar Dhawan Congratulates His Partner
An emotional moment came outside the ground when former Indian opener and long-time partner of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan congratulated him. Dhawan opened the innings for India alongside Rohit for more than a decade.