The game between India and Sri Lanka is currently underway at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo. It started with India winning the toss and deciding to bat first on a pitch that had something for the spinners.
India made a big call and dropped a pacer and added spin all-rounder Axar Patel to the team in place of Shardul Thakur. The Indian captain, who scored a half-century in the last game against Pakistan, has also started well here. He has completed 10,000 runs in his ODI career, which is a huge milestone.
Rohit Sharma completed 10,000 ODI runs in just his 241st innings and broke the record of Sachin Tendulkar, who reached this feat in 259 innings. The Indian captain has now become the second-fastest overall, only behind Virat Kohli. Virat is the fastest, with 205 innings.
Interestingly, all four of the top batters on this list are Indians. Sachin (259), Sourav Ganguly (263), and Ricky Ponting (266) are the next three. On the other hand, Rohit is now the 16th batter to complete 10,000 ODI runs and the sixth Indian.
Sachin (18426), Virat (13026), Ganguly (11363), Rahul Dravid (10889), and MS Dhoni (10773) are the other Indian batters with more than 10,000 ODI runs. Speaking of the game, the Indian opener added 80 runs for the first wicket in the ongoing game in Colombo.
Shubman Gill was the first player to get out. He got out after scoring 19 off 25 balls. This game is very important for both teams. India and Sri Lanka are both looking to make it to the final of the Asia Cup 2023. Whoever wins today will assure a place in the final. But the loser will have a must-win situation in the last group match. So both teams will look to win it anyway.