Rohit Sharma Overtakes Virat Kohli, Completes Two Records During INDvWI 1st T20I

Rohit Sharma passes Virat Kohli, completes two records during INDvWI 1st T20I
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Rohit Sharma overtakes Virat Kohli, completes two records during INDvWI 1st T20I: Indian skipper Rohit Sharma continued his purple spot as the leader of the Indian side when he recorded a comprehensive 68 run win against the West Indies in the 1st T20I at Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad. With the win, India climbs 1-0 in the series of three games.

Sharma played a crucial knock as she batted first against the Windies. He scored 64 runs from 44 pitches on the surface where making shots was not easy. He kept up his momentum and scored half a century using seven limits and two glorious maxima.

Meanwhile, the Indian skipper also claimed two major records in the shortest format of cricket. Sharma recaptured his crown of highest finisher in the men’s T20I, surpassing Martin Guptil, who was just 20 runs ahead of him.

Notably earlier this week, Martin Guptil had surpassed Rohit Sharma to become the person with the most runs in the T20Is. He scored 40 runs against Scotland to outdo the Indian leader, but Sharma reclaimed his throne when he ran away on Friday to bat against the West Indies.

The Mumbai batter amassed a total of 3,443 runs in 121 T20I innings in his career that started in 2007. Below is the list of the current top five run-getters in the T20Is.

Player Total runs in T20Is
Rohit Sharma 3443
Martin Guptil 3399
Virat Kohlic 3308
Paul Stirling 2894
Aaron Finch 2855

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As the icing on the cake, Rohit Sharma also overtook Virat Kohli on the list of most over-50s in the T20Is. The Indian skipper scored his 31st half-century in the final game against the West Indies, while Virat Kohli sits on 30th half-century. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are closely followed by Pakistani skipper Babar Azam with 27 half-centuries and Australian batter David Warner and Aaron Finch with 23 and 22 fifties respectively.

Below is the list of players with the most Fifties in the T20Is.

Player Number of 50+ scores in T20Is
Rohit Sharma 31*
Virat Kohlic 30*
Babar Azam 27*
David Warner 23*
Martin Guptil 22*

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