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Rohit Sharma second-fastest opener to 11,000 runs in international cricket after Tendulkar

Updated: Sep 5, 2021

11000 - Rohit Sharma completed 11,000 runs as an opener in international cricket. He is the fourth Indian to achieve this milestone.

India vs England, 4th Test, Day 3: Rohit Sharma scores century against england in 4th test; first overseas century for Rohit Sharma.
Rohit Sharma completes 11,000 Int'l runs as an opener. (Image: ©BCCI/Twitter)

2 - Rohit Sharma is the second-fastest player to reach 11,000 runs in international cricket in 246 innings as an opener. Only Sachin Tendulkar has achieved this milestone in fewer innings (241) than Rohit Sharma.

1 - KL Rahul completed 300 runs first time in an away Test series.

1 - This is the first time both Indian openers crossed 250 runs in a Test Series in England.

1 - This is the first time that two Indian opening batsmen have both scored more than 300 runs in a Test series against England.

18 - Rohit Sharma scored 18 fifty-plus scores in international cricket in England across formats which is a world record for any non-English opener. He equalled the record of Aussie opener David Warner who scored 18 fifty-plus scored in England across formats.

1 - Rohit Sharma cracked a century on the third day of this Test match, which is his first away Test century.

9 - Rohit Sharma has now scored 9 tons in England while opening across formats in international cricket which is a world record for a visiting opener. Former Caribbean player Gordon Greenidge was the previous record holder who scored eight centuries in England as an opener across formats in international cricket.

9 - Having scored a fabulous century in this Test match, Rohit Sharma has now scored a total of 9 centuries in England across formats at the international level, which is a record for any Indian player. He leapfrogged Rahul Dravid, who plundered eight centuries in England in international cricket.

3 - Rohit Sharma reached his century in this Test match with a six. He reached his century with a 6 three times in Test cricket. Among Indian players, only Sachin Tendulkar completed his hundred with a six more times than Rohit Sharma (6 times).

7 - Rohit Sharma struck the maximum number of hundreds at home (7) in Test cricket before scoring an away century among Indian players. He broke the record of former captain Dilip Vengsarkar and Murali Vijay who had both registered six centuries at home before an away century in Test cricket.

36 - Rohit Sharma equalled the record of former India opener Virendra Sehwag by scoring 36 centuries as an Indian opener across formats in international cricket. Among Indian players, only Sachin Tendulkar (45) has registered more tons at the international level than Sharma and Sehwag.

1 - By scoring his first away hundred in Test cricket, Rohit is now the only Indian to have scored centuries both home and away in all formats in international cricket.

3000 - Rohit Sharma completed 3000 runs in Test cricket in his 74th innings. He is the tenth fastest Indian player to reach 3000 runs in Test cricket.

95 - In this Test match, James Anderson overtook Sachin Tendulkar in terms of most home Tests by a player as he is playing his 95th Test match in England.

49 - Having scored 61 runs in the second innings of this Test match, Cheteshwar Pujara equalled Gundappa Viswanath by scoring 49 fifty-plus scores for India in Test cricket.

4000 – India skipper Virat Kohli completed 4000 away runs in Test cricket in 96 innings.


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