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CWC 2023: Rohit Sharma joins the elite list of players after completing 18000 runs in international cricket

India’s flamboyant opener and captain Rohit Sharma is currently in the form of his life and is making sure that the ODI World Cup 2023 will be remembered for his extraordinary achievements. The right-handed batter recently scored a brilliant fifty during the 29th match of the ODI World Cup 2023 and added another feather to his cap by completing 18000 runs in international cricket and joining an elite list of cricketers.

Rohit Sharma completes 18,000 international runs with a spectacular fifty against England

Rohit’s spectacular fifty came against England off 66 deliveries at Lucknow’s Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium and was a testament to his sublime form. Although Rohit couldn’t convert his innings to a three-figure score and departed for 87 runs, his innings still had a significant impact as it pushed him past the incredible milestone of 18,000 international runs.

Rohit joins an elite list of world-class cricketers

The Indian captain reached this illustrious feat in his 477th innings, becoming only the fifth Indian player to achieve this milestone. The other four cricketers who have achieved this remarkable feat before Rohit are the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli. This accomplishment further solidifies Rohit’s status as one of India’s all-time greats and one of the most prolific run-scorers in international cricket.

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India’s dominance in producing elite run-scorers

In the grand scheme of international cricket, Rohit now stands as the 20th player to cross the 18,000-run mark. This exclusive club of elite run-scorers includes some of the finest cricketers from around the world, each of them having made a significant contribution to the sport.

Remarkably, among these 20 players, no other country besides India boasts five players who have crossed the 18,000-run milestone, which also highlights India’s dominance in producing world-class batters who have consistently delivered on the international stage.

On that note, here’s a country-wise list of players who have scored more than 18,000 international runs:

A country-wise list of players with over 18,000 international runs

  • India: Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Rohit Sharma
  • Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Sanath Jayasuriya
  • Australia: Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh, David Warner
  • South Africa: Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla
  • West Indies: Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Chris Gayle
  • Pakistan: Inzamam ul Haq
  • England: Joe Root
  • New Zealand: Ross Taylor

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