Rohit Sharma Surpasses Virat Kohli, Becomes The Highest T20I Run Scorer For India
Rohit Sharma’s blitz in Lucknow in the 2nd T20 international against Windies handed him a bagful of records and helped him get past Indian captain Virat Kohli yet again.
Stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma surpassed Virat Kohli to become the highest run scorer for India in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). Rohit Sharma achieved this feat when he reached the score of 11 against the Windies during the second T20I match of the ongoing three-match T20I series at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. The top-order batsman overtook Virat Kohli while playing his 86th match in the shortest format of the game at an average slightly above 32. Kohli, who has been rested in the ongoing T20I series, currently has 2,102 runs to his name, at an average of 48.88.
Suresh Raina (1,605), MS Dhoni (1,487) and Yuvraj (1,177) are the other batsmen in the list of highest runs scorers in the shortest format of the game for India.
New Zealand opener Martin Guptill (2,271) leads the tally with an average of 34.40. He is followed by Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik, who has 2,190 runs to his name.
Fellow Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan, on the other hand, scored his 1,000 runs in the shortest format of the game after Windies skipper Carlos Brathwaite won the toss and put the hosts in to bat.
Hosts India currently lead the three-match T20I series 1-0.
Rohit had also became the second-highest run scorer in 2018 during the fifth and final One-day International (ODI) against the Windies at Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.
Rohit Sharma’s purple patch in international cricket continued on Tuesday as he smashed his way into the record books of T20 internationals, becoming the first ever player to slam 4 centuries in international cricket’s shortest format. The Indian opener was in full flow in the second T20 international against Windies at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium, which is hosting its first international match.
Rohit brought up his century in 58 balls. He had earlier slammed centuries against South Africa, Sri Lanka and England.
Rohit Sharma’s blitz in Lucknow handed him a bagful of records and helped him get past Indian captain Virat Kohli yet again. Rohit went past the 50-run mark in just 38 deliveries after a sedate start to his innings and he stepped on the accelerator at India’s newest international venue.
As a result of this, he has now become the player with most 50-plus knocks in T20 internationals. This is the 19th time the Indian opener and stand-in-captain has surpassed the 50-run mark. He has thus gone ahead of Indian captain Virat Kohli, who has 18 50-plus scores to his credit.
In the same match Rohit Sharma also became the highest run-getter for India in T20 internationals, again getting past Virat Kohli, who has been rested for this series. Kohli though has amassed his records in lesser number of matches.