Indian cricket’s illustrious captain, Rohit Sharma, achieved a momentous milestone on a remarkable Tuesday, solidifying his place among cricketing legends. He became the second-fastest batsman in the history of One Day Internationals (ODIs) to reach the coveted 10,000-run landmark, surpassing the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Sourav Ganguly, Brian Lara, Chris Gayle, MS Dhoni, and Rahul Dravid. This historic feat unfolded during Rohit’s sensational performance in the Super 4 Asia Cup 2023 match against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

In his 241st ODI innings, Rohit Sharma etched his name in the record books with a breathtaking six, concurrently claiming the distinction of being the highest six-hitter in the history of the Asia Cup, eclipsing Shahid Afridi’s record.

Presently, Rohit Sharma is in scintillating form in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023, having racked up three consecutive half-centuries. His contributions with the bat have been pivotal in securing India’s place in the much-anticipated final clash. Prior to the grand final, India is scheduled to lock horns with Bangladesh, aiming to conclude the Super 4 stage in style.

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In the midst of Rohit Sharma’s jubilation over this remarkable achievement, an old tweet from 2010 resurfaced, shared by former cricketing star Yuvraj Singh, and instantly went viral. In 2010, Rohit was a burgeoning talent, still striving to establish himself in the squad. On June 23, 2010, Rohit took to his Twitter account (now archived as X) to announce that he had wrapped up his final practice session ahead of the Asia Cup 2010 final against Sri Lanka, scheduled for the following day. He also sought the well-wishes of his fans, expressing, “just came back frm practice..big day for us tomorrow wish me n our team great luck !!!”

Yuvraj Singh, renowned for his camaraderie with Rohit from their shared playing days in the Indian team, couldn’t resist indulging in some good-natured banter. He playfully quipped, “@ImRo45 good luck run faster fatty.”

In a recent interview, Rohit Sharma revealed how Yuvraj Singh played a pivotal role in his resurgence from a career low point. This was after he was omitted from India’s ODI World Cup 2011 squad. During that tournament, the selectors opted for Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli over Rohit.

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Recalling that challenging phase, Rohit candidly shared, “I was disheartened, sitting alone in my room, unsure of what to do next. I remember Yuvi (Yuvraj Singh) inviting me to his room and taking me out for dinner.” He added, “He (Yuvraj) shared his own experiences of being left out and explained, ‘The best part is that you have many years ahead of you. While we are participating in the World Cup, use this opportunity to hone your skills and make a strong comeback. There’s no doubt that you will represent India and play in the World Cup.'”