On a memorable Thursday, India skipper Rohit Sharma etched his name in the history of Indian cricket by surpassing the legendary MS Dhoni to become the fifth-highest run-getter for India in international cricket. The elegant right-handed batsman achieved this remarkable feat through consistent performances and a sheer display of batting prowess across all formats of the game.
Rohit’s journey to the milestone has been one of dedication, perseverance, and sheer talent. Over the years, he has emerged as one of the most prolific run-scorers for India, showcasing his ability to thrive in all conditions and against all opponents. His cricket journey started in 2007.
He made his international debut against Ireland in the shortest format of the game. Since then, he has remained an integral part of the Indian cricket team. As of now, Rohit has amassed a staggering total of 17,298 runs in 443 international matches for India. This includes appearances in Test matches, One-Day Internationals (ODIs), and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).
Rohit Sharma becomes the fastest Indian opener to score 2000 Test runs
Notably, Rohit’s incredible tally includes 44 centuries and 92 half-centuries, showcasing his penchant for converting starts into big scores. As he surpassed MS Dhoni’s record of 17,092 runs for India in 523 matches, it was a moment of pride and celebration for Rohit’s fans and cricket enthusiasts alike.
It’s worth noting that Rohit Sharma’s resurgence as an opener has been one of the biggest strengths of his career. He has been phenomenal while opening the inning. In Test cricket, he became the joint-fastest Indian to score 2000 runs as an opener. He achieved this in 40 innings, joining Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag on the elite list. Meanwhile, in the last 29 innings, Rohit has scored runs in double digits, equaling the record of Mahela Jayawardene.
Here is how fans reacted to Rohit Sharma’s performance:
Begunaag aur kamjori par dikhao apni mardangi
~ Sunny Paji pic.twitter.com/vH4QM3dBEq
— 𝑴𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒎𝒎𝒃𝒐 (@Mogemmbo) July 20, 2023
1st sachin,2nd kohli,3rd and 4th who?
— Ash🦂 (@optimisticash1) July 20, 2023
Rohit became 5th highest run-scorer for India in WTC Finals itself.
Now in overall international career Rohit has surpassed MS Dhoni
— sudharshan sridharan (@sudharshansrid1) July 20, 2023
Rohit Sharma indeed is the real king of cricket who dominates cricketing world with his strokeplay! Agreed WI isn't the strongest of teams but playing bowlers like Roach, Gabriel isn't a joke as both have achieved significant success in test cricket so this innings rates highly!
— Tejas Pujare (@TejasPujare7) July 20, 2023
not for India ig, it's overall.. Some of Dhoni's international runs came while playing for Asia XI.
— Debashish Sarangi (@Plumb_infront) July 20, 2023
"international". Combine all the ODI runs with new rule changes heavily favoring batsmen he can be no.5. Why are you combining Test/ODI/T20 format. They are completely different from each other.
— EthanHunt (@ethanhunt2026) July 20, 2023
Out of 100 Top scorers in Cricket history, only Kohli has 50+ avg. Talk about levels!!!
— DK (@CricCrazyDK) July 20, 2023
Here before Thalatard started crying 😭😭🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Aryan 45 🇮🇳 (@Iconic_Rohit) July 20, 2023
CAPTAIN ROHIT SHARMA RULES WORLD CRICKET 🏏 pic.twitter.com/ciflc2736Z
— Rohit ke Diwane 🥷 (@rohitkediwane45) July 20, 2023
How did he overtook today? He overtook in last match only!! pic.twitter.com/kCobzuchYP
— ROHIT STAN (@Ro45Stan) July 20, 2023
Rohit sharma is the Goat 🐐!
This is why Rohit Sharma is goat pic.twitter.com/K324KIsCt5
— ً (@Oo_itz_me_) July 20, 2023
West Indies records at home in recent years 🥲🥲🥲
1-1 to Pakistan
Not that bad team at home 🥲🥲
— theLOstSOul (@ex_gamer_45) July 20, 2023