Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma has achieved another significant milestone in his career, joining an elite list of six Indian batsmen to have scored over 17,000 runs in international cricket. The accomplishment came during Day 3 of the fourth and final test match against Australia.
Sharma is now part of an exclusive club of Indian batsmen that includes Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. It’s a testament to his consistency and longevity in international cricket. The Indian captain played in 438 international games before reaching this milestone, with 49 Tests, 241 ODIs, and 148 T20Is to his name.
Despite achieving this milestone, Rohit Sharma was unable to convert his strong start during this innings and was dismissed on 35 off 58 deliveries. However, he has had a good start to the series, scoring 120 in the first innings of the Nagpur Test last month. But he has struggled to maintain consistency in the next two Tests, with scores of 32, 31, 12, and 12 over the next four innings.
Aus Vs Ind 4th Test: Rohit Sharma records a new scoring milestone
The fourth and final Test against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad has been crucial for India. The visitors had a commanding start, scoring a strong 480 runs in the first innings, the first time they have breached the 400-run mark in the series. Usman Khawaja and Cameron Green scored centuries for the visitors, while Ravichandran Ashwin picked up a five-wicket haul in his 32nd Test career.
India needs a win in the final Test against Australia to qualify for the final of the World Test Championship. If they fail to beat Australia, the Rohit Sharma-led team will hope for New Zealand to prevent a 0-2 clean sweep defeat from Sri Lanka. The final will be held in June 2021 at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
In conclusion, Rohit Sharma has yet again proven his worth as an exceptional batsman in international cricket. His achievement of scoring over 17,000 runs is a testament to his consistency and longevity in the sport.
However, the Indian team’s priority remains winning the final Test against Australia and qualifying for the World Test Championship final. The pressure is on the Indian captain to lead his team to victory in this crucial match.