Rohit, who is nicknamed Hitman, achieved this feat in his 200th inning during the fifth ODI against Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi. Swashbuckling Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma on Wednesday added another feather to his already illustrious cap, equalling former cricketer Sourav Ganguly`s record of being the third fastest cricketer to reach 8000 runs in ODI cricket.
He entered the field with 7954 runs and consumed only 67 balls to achieve the milestone. However, Rohit ultimately perished for 56 off 89 deliveries, which failed to prevent a defeat for the hosts who were defeated by 35 runs in the fifth ODI at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
Australian skipper Aaron Finch had earlier won the toss and opted to bat first in the series decider.
Rohit Sharma's team-mate and captain Virat Kohli is the fastest to register 8000 runs, having achieved the milestone in 175 innings and is followed by former South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers, who accomplished it in 182 innings.