Rohit Sharma has won a lot of accolades, and the stand-in Indian cricket team skipper is on the verge of adding another one when he takes the field on Thursday’s second T20I meeting in Rajkot against Bangladesh.
Rohit is all set to become the second cricketer to play 100 T20I matches in history – An achievement that only Pakistan’s all-rounder Shoaib Malik has accomplished. He surpassed MS Dhoni during the first T20I in New Delhi to become the most capped
Indian cricketer in T20I as he made his 99th national team appearance. Rohit also surpassed Virat Kohli to claim the top spot as the world’s highest run-getter in T20Is. In the first T20I, the 30-year-old came out to open the innings for his side, scoring nine runs.
Sharma increased his total T20I runs to 2,452, and now he is 2 runs ahead of Kohli, who has 2,450 runs so far in the format. Martin Guptill (2,326), Shoaib Malik (2,263) and Brendon McCullum (2,140) are at third, fourth and fifth place, respectively, on the list.