New Delhi: Rohit Sharma on Sunday became the second Indian cricketer to go past the 2000-run mark in ODIs against Australia. Rohit achieved the feat during India’s 2019 ICC ODI World Cup clash against Australia at the Kennington Oval in London.
Rohit needed 20 runs to get to the mark and achieved it in style by hitting a boundary of Glenn Maxwell in the 13th over. Rohit scored a brilliant 57 runs off 70 balls before being dismissed by pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile. He added 127-runs with Shikhar Dhawan for the opening wicket.
Sachin Tendulkar was the first Indian to score 2000 runs against the Yellow Brigade.
However, Rohit is overall the fastest to reach the landmark vs the Aussies (37 innings). The Indian opener is fourth on the all-time list to have hit 2000-plus runs against Australia. With 3077 runs, Tendulkar is on top of the all-time list and the batting maestro is followed by West Indies’ Desmond Haynes (2262 runs) and West Indies’ Vivian Richards (2187 runs). Indian captain Virat Kohli, with 1645* runs, is ninth on the tally of most ODI runs scored vs Australia. MS Dhoni has scored 1633* runs and he is in 10th place.