Rohit becomes third-fastest to 8000 ODI runs

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 13, 2019 19:57 hrs
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Rohit Sharma added another major milestone to his name by becoming the joint third fastest to reach 8000 ODI runs during India's chase of 273 in the fifth ODI against Australia at the Kotla.

The proud moment came in the 22nd over of the innings. The Hitman had needed 46 runs before the start of this match. He was eventually dismissed for 56.

The opener has achieved the feat in his 200th ODI innings, and is tied with former India skipper Sourav Ganguly.

The Mumbai batsman is the holder of three double centuries in ODIs.

He is the ninth Indian cricket team player to reach 8000 runs after Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Sourav Ganguly and Mohammad Azharuddin.

During the fourth ODI in Mohali, Rohit had completed 3000 ODI runs on home soil and also became the joint fastest to reach achieve the feat along with South Africa’s Hashim Amla (57 innings).