Rohit Sharma has become the first Indian cricketer to complete 1000 runs in the Asia Cup.
The 35-year-old is the third cricketer to touch the mark. Sanath Jayasuriya (1220) and Kumar Sangakkara (1075) are ahead of the Indian captain.
Most runs in Asia Cup
1220 – Sanath Jayasuriya
1075 – Kumar Sangakkara
1000 – Rohit Sharma*
971 – Sachin Tendulkar
920 – Virat Kohli
907 – Shoaib Malik
He was dismissed after scoring 72 off 41 balls with the help of 5 fours and 4 sixes at the Dubai International Stadium.
Earlier, Sri Lanka won the toss and invited India to bat first. The Men in Blue lost two early wickets, with KL Rahul scoring 6 and Virat Kohli departing for a duck.
After losing the first game of the Super 4 stage against Pakistan by 5 wickets, India need to win the game against Lanka to stand a chance to qualify for the tournament’s finale.