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Rohit Sharma completes 8000 runs in ODIs

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Published on March 16, 2019 with No Comments


“Cannot have 11 Kohlis in team,” Muralitharan

 

 With Australia defeating India  the five-match ODI series 3-2, pundits and fans have been quite critical of the performance of the Indian team. While some have questioned the bowlers’ inability to defend a mammoth total , others have questioned Virat Kohli’s captaincy skills in the absence of MS Dhoni, known to guide the skipper on the field. Former Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan  begged to differ with the criticism that has come India’s way after Australia won the fourth ODI. “You will get failures on the road to success as there cannot be 11 Virat Kohlis in the team. Not everyone can be a match-winner,” he said. “You will win some games and you will also lose a few. Otherwise, every team must be filled with 11 Kohlis or Sachin Tendulkars or Don Bradmans. But that cannot happen,” Muralitharan added.   India vice-captain Rohit Sharma completed 8000 runs in ODI cricket during the fifth and series-deciding match against Australia on Wednesday. The 31-year-old completed the milestone in his 206th ODI appearance and is joint third fastest to the milestone along with former India captain Sourav Ganguly. Both have taken 200 innings to reach 8000-run mark with the fastest being current India skipper Virat Kohli (175 innings) followed by South Africa great AB de Villiers (182). Rohit scored 56 off 89 balls on the day before being stumped off Adam Zampa’s delivery. He now has 8010 runs in 206 ODIs with 22 hundreds and 41 half-centuries.

 

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