Rohit Sharma becomes leading T20I run-scorer

Wednesday 13th February 2019 02:11 EST

Rohit Sharma became the highest run-scorer in T20 Internationals when he overtook Pakistan's Shoaib Malik and New Zealand's Martin Guptill during India's second match against New Zealand in Auckland. Rohit also hit his 100th six in T20 Internationals during his innings last week.

Rohit Sharma, the only man with 4 hundreds in T20 Internationals and 3 ODI double hundreds, was dismissed for 1 in Wellington as India failed to chase down 220 in the first T20 International against New Zealand. However, Rohit, standing in for Virat Kohli as India captain, came out all guns blazing in Auckland in a chase of 159.

Rohit needed 35 runs to go past Guptill at the start of the innings. Having made his T20I debut in 2007, Rohit Sharma has played 92 matches in the shortest format for India with a highest score of 118.

Rohit Sharma fell to Ish Sodhi for a 29-ball 50 but not before he had set India on the path to victory. Rohit now has a staggering record in T20 Internationals: in 92 matches, he has scored 2,288 runs. He also has the most 50+ scores (4 hundreds and 16 half-centuries). Rohit also has the most partnership runs (1,480 with Shikhar Dhawan).

Rohit feat means Indian batsmen are now the leading run-scorers in all three formats. Sachin Tendulkar leads the ODI and Test run-scoring charts. In 463 ODIs, Tendulkar scored 18,426 runs; in 200 Tests, he scored 15,921 runs in a glittering career from 1989 to 2013. Like Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma comes from Mumbai, a city known for producing some of India's finest batsmen.

Rohit Sharma also has an impressive record in one-day internationals. In 201 ODIs, he has scored 7,808 runs including 22 hundreds. In 27 Tests, Rohit has 1,585 runs, including 3 hundreds.

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