Rohit Sharma set to break this record of Mohammad Azharuddin
Rohit Sharma is set to lead India in the third ODI against West Indies at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. After winning the first two games, India are on the brink of sweeping the Caribbeans 3-0. Rohit has an opportunity to unlock a personal milestone. He could surpass former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin in terms of international runs. Here are the key stats.
Why does this story matter?
Rohit is arguably the greatest batter in white-ball cricket. He has shattered plenty of records across formats. The Indian opener owns most double-centuries (3) in 50-over cricket. He has the highest individual score in the format (264 vs Sri Lanka), a record that is deemed unbreakable. Rohit is on the verge of breaking a significant record of Azharuddin.
Rohit requires 80 more runs to overtake Azharuddin
In a career spanning over a decade, Rohit has smashed 15,514 runs from 407 international games at a remarkable average of 44.19. He is presently the eighth-highest run-scorer for India (ODIs) after Sachin Tendulkar (34,357), Rahul Dravid (24,208), Virat Kohli (23,500), Sourav Ganguly (18,575), MS Dhoni (17,266, Virender Sehwag (17,253), and Mohammad Azharuddin (15,593). Rohit requires 80 more runs to surpass Azharuddin.
Seventh-most ODI runs for India
As far as ODIs are concerned, Rohit owns 9,270 runs at 48.78. He has the seventh-most runs for India in the format after Tendulkar (18,426), Kohli (12,311), Ganguly (11,363), Dravid (10,889), Dhoni (10,773), and Azharuddin (9,378). Rohit is closing in on Azharuddin in ODIs too.
Captain Rohit eyes history
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had appointed Rohit India's white-ball captain in December. He had earlier replaced Kohli as India's skipper in T20I cricket. Rohit attained a notable feat in his first T20I series as full-time captain. India routed New Zealand 3-0 in the three-match series. Rohit can replicate it in ODIs as well, against West Indies.Share this timeline