Scott Hend in action at the Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Supplied photo
Sharma's 140 was the centrepiece of India's 336 for five at Old Trafford as they looked to make it seven wins out of seven against Pakistan at the World Cup.
The 30-year-old reached the landmark in his 222nd innings, surpassing Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar, who crossed the 11,000-run mark in 276 innings.
Recalling his cricketing career, Khan — one of the greatest all-rounders in the game's history — said: "I assumed success was 70 per cent talent and 30 per cent (in the) mind.