Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, two of India’s greatest ODI batsmen, have had a stellar track record with the bat in the Indian team. However, in the ongoing ODI series against Australia, they have failed to make a significant impact with their performances. Nonetheless, the third ODI presents an opportunity for the pair to achieve a historic milestone. As they are just two runs away from completing 5000 runs together in the 50-over format of international cricket.
Currently, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have accumulated 4998 runs together in ODI cricket, and if they score just two more runs in the upcoming match against Australia, they will set a “world record” by becoming the fastest pair to reach 5000 runs in the 50-over format of international cricket. They have achieved this milestone in just 85 innings, with an impressive average of 62.47. The pair has collectively scored 18 centuries and 15 half-centuries along the way.
The record for the fastest 5000 runs in ODI cricket by a pair is held by West Indies’ Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes. The West Indian pair achieved it in just 97 innings. Australia’s Matthew Hayden-Adam Gilchrist (104 innings) and Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan-Kumar Sangakkara (105 innings) stands second and third in list.
Sachin-Sourav stands 8th among pairs with most runs in ODI
Kohli-Rohit is the only pair that averages more than 60 among pairs who have scored over 4000 runs in ODIs. In terms of overall tally, they currently stand at the eighth among pairs with the most runs in ODI cricket. The legendary duo of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly lead the list . They added remarkable 8227 runs to their credit as a pair.