When the Indian team takes the field against West Indies on 6 February, it will become the first team to play 1000 ODIs. But apart from this there are some records which are at stake.
The 3-match ODI series between India and West Indies is starting in Ahmedabad from Sunday, February 6. This series is being discussed for many reasons and one of them is Team India’s 1000 ODI matches. India is about to become the first team to reach this milestone. But along with this there are some such records, on which the stars of Team India will be eyeing. Especially Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. (Photo: AFP)
First thing about Virat Kohli. Kohli, who is constantly challenging the records of Sachin Tendulkar, is close to breaking another record of the Master Blaster. If Virat Kohli scores 6 runs in the first ODI, then he will become the fastest batsman to complete 5000 ODI runs on Indian soil. Kohli has 4994 runs in 95 innings. (Photo: AFP)
Till now this record is in the name of Tendulkar. Sachin had set this record in 121 innings. Not only this, after Sachin, Kohli will become only the second batsman to do this feat. Sachin currently has the highest number of 6976 runs (160 innings). (Photo: File)
But not only alone, but also with Rohit Sharma, Kohli can make another achievement in his name. Kohli and Rohit may not open, but both the pairs have scored runs. If the two put together a partnership of at least 94 runs in this series, then they will become only the third pair of India to share a partnership of more than 5000 runs. Both currently have 4906 runs in 81 innings, with 18 centuries and 15 half-century partnerships. He averages 64.55 and has the highest partnership of 246 runs. (Photo: File)
At the top of this list is the great partnership of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. The duo added a record 8227 runs in 176 innings, with 26 centuries and 29 half-century partnerships. At the same time, the pair of Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan is at number two, who have added 5023 runs (17 centuries, 15 half-centuries) in 112 innings. (Photo: File)