Stand-in Indian skipper Rohit Sharma will eye the top spot in T20 Internationals when the Men-in-Blue will take on an out of form West Indies team on Sunday, 11th November, for the third match of three-match T20I series.
So far, Rohit Sharma has amassed 2203 runs in the shortest format of the game. The Mumbai batsman is now just 69 runs short of getting past New Zealand’s Martin Guptill and become the highest run-getter in T20 Internationals.
However, Martin Guptill, who is not part of New Zealand squad in the ongoing T20I series against Pakistan, has taken lesser innings than Rohit to score 2271 runs.
While Guptill took 75 innings to score 2271 runs, Rohit Sharma has played 86 innings to score 2203 runs. Martin’s average in the shortest format of the game is 34.4, while the 31-year-old Indian cricketer averages 33.9.
Earlier on Monday, during the second T20I match against Windies, Rohit Sharma had scored an unbeaten 111 runs and in the process became the only batsman to smash four centuries in the shortest format of the game. The second spot in the list is reserved by New Zealand’s Colin Munro, who has three tons to his name.
Rohit Sharma (2203) also surpassed Indian skipper Virat Kohli (2102) by becoming the highest run-getter for India in T20Is. Rohit Sharma (19) also dethroned Virat Kohli (18) as the player with most 50-plus knocks in T20 Internationals.
If the stylish 31-year-old batsman gets past Guptill in the third T20I, it will be the first time that an Indian batsman will be on top of the all the three formats of the game (T20I, Test, ODIs), in terms of runs scored.
Former Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run-getter in both Test and One Day Internationals with 15,921 and 18,426 runs to his credit, respectively.