IND vs AUS 2017, 5th ODI: Rohit Sharma Becomes Quickest to 2000 Runs in India
Adding yet another feather to his cap, India opener Rohit Sharma has become the fastest to score 2000 runs in India.
The only man to have scored two double centuries in One-Day Internationals, Rohit achieved the milestone in the ongoing fifth and final One-Day International against Australia in Nagpur.
— ICC (@ICC) October 1, 2017
Rohit scored his 2000th run in India in his 42nd innings and went past the former India skipper Sourav Ganguly who took 45 innings to reach the feat. At number three in this list is current India skipper Virat Kohli.
Here are the fastest five players to reach 2000 runs in India:
|Navjot Singh Sidhu||48|
The overall record of scoring 2000 runs in the least number of innings in a country is held by West Indies great Desmond Haynes who took only 36 innings to reach the milestone.
He is followed by South Africa’s Hashim Amla who took 38 innings. Rohit Sharma is joint third in the list with legendary batsman Vivian Richards.
Fastest to 2000 runs in a country:
Meanwhile, India has managed to stop Australia at a modest total in the ongoing game. The visitors were off to a great start with David Warner and Aaron Finch adding 66 runs for the first wicket, but India managed to restrict them to only 242 for nine by taking wickets at regular intervals which never allowed the world champions to get the much-needed impetus.
In reply, India was off to a great start with Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma adding an unbeaten hundred plus partnership for the third consecutive time in the series which is a record in itself.
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