Rohit completed 7 thousand runs in 137 innings while Amla, who was in second place, has played 147 and Sachin has played 160 innings.
He was the fourth Indian opener to score 7 thousand runs, before him Sachin, Sourav and Sehwag did so.
Dainik BhaskarJan 17, 2020, 06:46 PM IST Sports Desk. Rohit Sharma became the fastest 7000 runs as an opener in Rajkot ODI. He achieved this feat in 137 innings. In this case, he left behind former South African batsmen Hashim Amla (147 innings) and Sachin Tendulkar (160 innings). Rohit is the fourth Indian opener to score 7 thousand runs. Before them Sachin, Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag have done so. KL Rahul also completed 1000 runs in ODIs during this innings.
If Rohit had succeeded in scoring 46 runs in Rajkot, he would have become the third batsman to score the fastest 9 thousand runs in ODIs. He would have overtaken Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Brian Lara in this matter. However, he was out lbw by Adam Jampa for 42 runs. In such a situation, they were 4 runs behind the record. He now has 8996 runs in 216 innings.
Virat scored 9 thousand runs in 194 innings in fastest ODI
Sachin Tendulkar had completed 9 thousand runs in 235 innings. Sourav Ganguly needed 228 innings to score 9 thousand runs. At the same time, Brian Lara did this feat in 239 innings. Virat ranks first in this list. He has scored 9 thousand runs in 194 innings, while AB de Villiers, who is in second place, has played 205 innings for this.
The fastest batsman to score 9 thousand runs in ODIs
AB de Villiers