Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are three of the most successful Indian cricketers of all time. Tendulkar is the only cricketer in the international cricket history to record 100 hundreds, and the fact that he picked Virat and Rohit as the two players whom he would like to break his record highlights how talented the duo is.
During the final phase of Sachin Tendulkar’s international career, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were taking small steps towards greatness. The elite trio played together in some of the matches, and there were two such matches, where they ended up recording a half-century each.
On the anniversary of Tendulkar’s last ODI match, here’s a look at the two such instances when Tendulkar, Sharma and Kohli scored a half-century in the same match.
1. Sachin Tendulkar (52), Virat Kohli (183) and Rohit Sharma (68) – vs. Pakistan, Asia Cup 2012
The first instance happened in the year 2012 during the Asia Cup tournament in Bangladesh. India faced Pakistan in the group stage, and during their battle, Pakistan set a big target of 300+ runs for the Men in Blue.
Chasing 330 for a win, India needed some top knocks. Tendulkar provided the start with a 52-run knock, Virat played his career-best knock and aggregated 183 runs, while Rohit supported Virat to perfection with a 68-run knock. After that match, Tendulkar never played in ODIs.
2. Tendulkar (74), Kohli (57) and Sharma (111*) vs. West Indies, 2013
Only Twice, Sachin/Kohli/Rohit all 3 off them Scored 50+ In Same match— 𝑺𝒉𝒆𝒃𝒂𝒔 (@Shebas_10dulkar) March 18, 2023
vs PAK (2012 in ODI)
vs WI (2013 in Test)
Coincidentally, Both are Sachin's Last match in ODI/Test format! pic.twitter.com/el3aW4CyCt
After Tendulkar’s last ODI match, the second instance happened in the final international match played by the Master Blaster. It was a home Test match against the West Indies cricket team at the Wankhede Stadium, and Tendulkar played a fine knock of 74 runs to end his career.
Kohli scored 57 runs, and Sharma stole the show with an unbeaten 111-run knock. India recorded a big win against West Indies in that game.