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Rohit Sharma goes past Kohli, becomes the leading run-getter in T20Is for India

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma has become India’s leading run-getter in T20 Internationals. He went past Virat Kohli in the 2nd T20I against Windies at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.

Rohit scored 111 from 61 balls that included 8 fours and 7 sixes. In the process, he overtook Kohli to lead the charts amongst the Indians. The opener also went past Brendon McCullum and Shoaib Malik in terms of the most runs in the format overall. He now occupies the second slot, just 68 runs behind Martin Guptill.

Kohli has been rested from the ongoing T20I series and Rohit Sharma is leading the side in his absence. The right-hander has continued on his tremendous run of form. It was a wonderful knock from him as he dismantled the opposition bowlers.

He also became the only batsman in the world to strike 4 centuries in the shortest format of the game. Prior to the game, he was on par with Colin Munro with 3 hundreds but now he toppled the Kiwi and reached the top.

Most runs in T20 Internationals

PlayerTeamMatchesInningsRunsHighestAverageSR100s50s
Martin GuptillNew Zealand7573227110534.4132.88214
Rohit SharmaIndia8679220311833.89138.64415
Shoaib MalikPakistan/ICC10810121907530.84123.5107
Brendon McCullumNew Zealand7170214012335.66136.21213
Virat KohliIndia6258210290*48.88136.22018
Mohammad ShahzadAfghanistan65651936118*31.22134.81112
Mohammad HafeezPakistan898619088624.46116.12010
Tillakaratne DilshanSri Lanka80791889104*28.19120.54113
JP DuminySouth Africa7872185896*37.91124.36011
David WarnerAustralia7070179290*26.74140.1013

 

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