India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma 14th Indian to appear in 200 ODIs

first_img Rajarshi Gupta HamiltonJanuary 31, 2019UPDATED: January 31, 2019 08:52 IST Rohit Sharma had last captained India in the Asia Cup which he won in Virat Kohli’s absence (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma joined India’s 200-ODI club on ThursdayHe is leading India for the 9th time in one-day internationals: he won 7 of his previous 8 ODIs as captainRohit has 22 hundreds including 3 double centuries in ODIsRohit Sharma became the 14th Indian to play 200 one-day internationals when he walked out to toss with New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson in the fourth match of the five-ODI series in Hamilton on Thursday. Rohit Sharma is standing in as captain as Virat Kohli was rested for the final two ODIs and the T20I series against the Kiwis.Rohit Sharma joined the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Mohammad Azharuddin, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Virat Kohli in the Indian club of 200 ODIs. Since his debut in 2008 in Australia, Rohit Sharma has scored 22 hundreds including three double hundreds”Yeah, 200th game is special. Lots of ups and downs but I am happy where I am,” Rohit said at the toss, which New Zealand won and opted to bowl.ODI No. 200 @ImRo45 becomes the 14th Indian to play 200 ODIs#NZvIND pic.twitter.com/XtnsurvwPKBCCI (@BCCI) January 31, 2019Rohit is the only cricketer with three double hundreds in ODIs and holds the record for the highest score in the format. This is his 9th ODI as captain and in the 8 matches he led India in before today, he won 7 and lost one. In those 8 ODIs, Rohit Sharma scored a double hundred and a hundred.Rohit had last captained India in the Asia Cup which he won in Virat Kohli’s absence.Rohit Sharma is today one of the greatest cricketers in the limited-overs formats. The turning point in his career came in 2013 when he was asked to open the innings with Shikhar Dhawan in the ICC Champions Trophy. Rohit Sharma hasn’t looked back since.advertisementSince the 2015 World Cup, Rohit Sharma has been almost as dominant in ODI cricket as Virat Kohli. Last year, Rohit was the second highest scorer in ODIs behind Kohli.What do you think, Skipper? #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/kfjtsFXy2YBCCI (@BCCI) January 31, 2019Rohit, who recently became a father, began 2019 with a bang, scoring a classy hundred in the Sydney ODI against Australia. He has been in good form in New Zealand with half-centuries in the second and third ODIs.Rohit Sharma has been phenomenal in the second half of his ODI career. 20 of his 22 hundreds and 5319 of his 7799 career runs have come in the last 99 one-day internationals.Rohit is already among the top-10 run scorers for India in one-day internationals. Over the next several years, he could be expected to break several other records.Also Read | Shubman Gill replaces Virat Kohli, becomes India’s 227th player in ODIsAlso Read | India vs New Zealand, 4th ODI in Hamilton: Live Cricket ScoreFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow Rohit Sharma 200th ODIFollow Rohit SharmaFollow captain Rohit Sharma India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma 14th Indian to appear in 200 ODIsIndia vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma became the 14th Indian cricketer to play in 200 one-day internationals on Thursday. He has 22 hundreds to his name and is the only player with three ODI double centuries.advertisementlast_img

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