Indian team captain Rohit Sharma has made a great start to the year 2023. In the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Guwahati, Rohit Sharma played a fiery innings and set a flurry of records. Rohit Sharma, popularly known as ‘Hitman’, scored 83 runs in just 67 balls.
During this he hit 9 fours and three sixes. Madhushanka ended Rohit Sharma’s innings by clean bowling. Admittedly, the Indian skipper fell 17 runs short of scoring his first hundred of the year, but still managed to create several records. Let us tell you that Rohit Sharma completed 9500 runs of his ODI career during this period.
# Rohit Sharma has become the batsman with the most fifties in his first 150 ODI innings as an opener. Rohit Sharma has scored 61 fifties in 149 innings. In this case, Hashim Amla is behind him, who scored 58 half-centuries in 150 ODI innings.
Batsman with most fifties as an opener in 150 ODI innings –
61 – Rohit Sharma
58 – Hashim Amla
53 – Sachin Tendulkar
53 – Shikhar Dhawan
52 – Sourav Ganguly
# Rohit Sharma equals Sunil Gavaskar for scoring most fifties in international cricket for India at home. Rohit Sharma completed his 50th half-century in international cricket at home and equaled Sunil Gavaskar.
Batsman with most fifties for India in international cricket at home –
112 – Sachin Tendulkar
72 – Rahul Dravid
51 – Virender Sehwag
50 – Sunil Gavaskar
50* – Rohit Sharma
# Rohit Sharma completed his 7500 runs in ODI cricket as an opener. Rohit Sharma crossed this figure the fastest and recorded his name. Rohit Sharma here once again left behind Hashim Amla, who had previously held this record. Amla had completed 7500 runs as an ODI opener in 158 innings.
149 – Rohit Sharma*
170 – Sachin Tendulkar
182 – Sourav Ganguly
193 – Chris Gayle