‘Nobody is in competition’, Rohit Sharma becomes the new king in England, surpassing Kohli, Richards, Ponting and Williamson


New Delhi. ‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma, who failed to play a big innings despite a good start in the recently concluded T20 series against England, appeared in color in the first ODI. Opening the innings for the team, he played an unbeaten half-century of 76 runs in 58 balls. During this, seven fours and five high-rise sixes came from his bat. Along with his fine innings, the Indian captain has also warned the opposition team for the upcoming matches not to take them lightly. During the match, he also achieved many special achievements, which are as follows-

Rohit achieved a special achievement on English soil in ODI format:

On Tuesday, Rohit Sharma became the first batsman to score the most runs in the ODI format on English soil with a fine half-century of 76 runs. He has overtaken the current Kiwi captain Kane Williamson for this special achievement. Williamson has scored 1393 runs in the ODI format in England. At the same time, the name of Rohit has now been 1411 runs. Sharma’s bat has scored seven centuries and seven fifties during this period. After these two batsmen, the name of former Australian captain Ricky Ponting comes in third place. Ponting has scored 1387 runs in England.

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Highest ODI run-scorers in England:

1411 runs – Rohit Sharma

1393 runs – Kane Williamson

1387 runs – Ricky Ponting

1345 runs – Viv Richards

1316 runs – Virat Kohli

Rohit Sharma becomes first player to hit 250 sixes in ODIs for India

Sharma hit a total of five sixes in the first ODI match. With this, he has become the first batsman to hit 250 sixes in ODI cricket for the country. After Sharma, the record for most sixes in ODI cricket for India is held by former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni has hit a total of 229 sixes in ODI cricket.

Rohit and Dhawan achieved special status:

In the first ODI, there was a century partnership of 114 runs between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. With this, this pair has become the pair to share 5000 runs in ODI cricket. While opening the innings in ODI cricket, Rohit and Dhawan have shared a partnership of 5108 runs so far.

Tags: Indian Cricket Team, Kane Williamson, Ricky Ponting, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Viv Richards

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