Team India is currently locking their horns with the New Zealand cricket team on the ongoing 3rd of 5 T20I match-series. Indian vice-captain and opener, Rohit Sharma continues to hit the ball out of the park showing his brilliance with the bat in the ongoing match.
Before the match started, Kane Williamson won the toss and the Indian cricket team was asked to bat first. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul gave a powerful start to their side.
Rohit Sharma walked in to add another feather to his already glorious cap as he went on to become the 4th cricketer from India to reach the 10,000-run mark in international cricket as an opener. He achieved the milestone with his knock in the ongoing third T20I against New Zealand in Hamilton.
Milestone Alert – Rohit Sharma now has 10K international runs as an opener 👏👏
HITMAN on the go 💪 pic.twitter.com/cVUXdOeWut
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 29, 2020
Rohit Sharma became the 4th Indian cricketer after legends like Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, and Sachin Tendulkar to reach the milestone. Rohit Sharma achieved the milestone with a glorious six in the 6th over of the innings.
As an opener for the Indian side, Rohit Sharma has played in 77 T20Is, scoring 2326* runs. In ODIs, he has scored 7148 runs in 140 matches.
In the ongoing series, Rohit Sharma failed to make it big in the first two T20Is, however, he returned with blazing guns on fire in the third T20I as he went on to give a powerful performance. He added 65 runs off 40 balls for his side, hitting 6 fours and 3 sixes before he was dismissed with a catch-out from Tim Southe.
Twitter is all praises for the cricketer for his amazing performance and for his milestone as well. Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Rohit Sharma as an opener in Int'l Cricket ~
Inngs – 219
Runs – 10000*
Avgs – 50.50
HS – 264
100s – 34
50s – 47@ImRo45 is the only opener to complete 10K runs with 50+ average (20 other batsman has 10K runs in opening position)#NZvIND #RohitSharma pic.twitter.com/fOXQfnkxWR
— Rajadurai (@Raja02051997) January 29, 2020
21 Batsman scored 10000 international runs as Opener.
But Only Rohit Sharma Averages 50+
— Merin Kumar ™ (@merin_kumar) January 29, 2020
— Rohit Sharma Fan Club (@Im_Ro45FC) January 29, 2020
10k runs for Rohit Sharma as opener 🔥 pic.twitter.com/5BIJ04583m
— Kabilan_12 (@kabilan126002) January 29, 2020
Half-century for Rohit Sharma in 23 balls. pic.twitter.com/Bh1dlVq74z
— Karthik Reddy (@Karthik_2545) January 29, 2020
— Ajay Salunke (@Ajay_ks45) January 29, 2020
— Avinash Chaudhary (@avi0987651) January 29, 2020
India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I Live Score: Rohit Sharma's barnstorming fifty sets the pace for India pic.twitter.com/RdiQRJA4C1
— Nitish Shekhawat (@nitishshekhawa1) January 29, 2020
— Cric Crak (@thecriccrak) January 29, 2020
What an inning..when u need him u get the best out of him #RohitSharma #45
— Likith Thingalaya (@LikithThingala1) January 29, 2020
— Ritika Sajdeh™ (@ImRitika45) January 29, 2020
Well Played Ro 💙👊
— Rohit Sharma FC 💙 (@BestOfHitman) January 29, 2020
— Harneet Singh (@singhaliyan) January 29, 2020
— Chaitanya Nani (@Chaitanya__Nani) January 29, 2020
— a. (@twitr_ankit) January 29, 2020
Rohit Sharma becomes the second-fastest opener to reach the milestone after Sachin Tendulkar. https://t.co/4MsKInViUG
— India Cricket Teams – Live Score (@india_teams) January 29, 2020
10,000 International Runs For Rohit Sharma In International Cricket As Opener In Just 219 Innings, 2nd Fastest Batsman To Reach 10k Runs As Opener 🔥 pic.twitter.com/a0AvOviGy4
— Rohit Sharma Trends™ (@TrendsRohit) January 29, 2020