Virat Kohli has been rested for the upcoming three-match T20 series against West Indies which starts tomorrow, 4th November 2018 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. In his absence, Rohit Sharma, will carry the huge responsibility of the handling the reins of the Indian team. Now, Rohit could also break one of the biggest T20 records and could overhaul the likes of Kohli, Brendon McCullum, Shoaib Malik and Martin Guptill. Rohit Sharma is currently placed on number five in terms of highest run-scorers in T20Is with 2086 runs against his name. Here’s How MS Dhoni’s Prank Startled Rohit Sharma; Watch the Hilarious Video.
Considering the fact that Rohit Sharma is an opener and will also have three matches against West Indies, Rohit has an opportunity to overhaul these players and get to the top of the list. Rohit Sharma just needs 17 runs to surpass Virat Kohli who is placed on number four with 2102 T20 runs. Here are the Top 5 run scorers in the T20I. List of ODI Records Broken by Virat Kohli-led Men in Blue as India Beat West Indies 3-1.
1. Martin Guptill 2271 runs, New Zealand
2. Shoaib Malik 2161 runs, Pakistan
3. Brendon McCullum 2140 runs, New Zealand
4. Virat Kohli 2102 runs, India
5. Rohit Sharma 2086 runs, India
Rohit Sharma in the recently concluded ODI series, got 200 sixes under his name. With 202 sixes, Rohit Sharma became the second Indian to get this feat. MS Dhoni leads the Iist with 218 sixes. Owing to his great form, Rohit is placed on number 2 of the ICC ODI Rankings with a career-high 871 points. Virat Kohli remained at the number one spot with 899 points.