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Rohit Sharma surpasses Martin Guptil, becomes highest run-scorer in T20 cricket

In a match between India and New Zealand on Friday, Rohit Sharma the vice-captain of Indian Cricket team 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.

The vice-captain of Indian cricket team has also hit his 100th six in T20 Internationals during his innings on Friday.

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Rohit Sharma is the only man who has scored 4 hundred 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 of a gun blazing in Auckland in a chase of 159.

Rohit needed 35 runs to go past Guptill at the start of the innings. Rohit Sharma also made his T20I debut in 2007. He has played 92 matches in the shortest format for India with the 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 2288 runs.

Rohit  Sharma has also made (4 hundred and 16 half-centuries). Rohit also has the most partnership runs (1480 with Shikhar Dhawan).

Earlier Sachin Tendulkar was also the top scorer in cricketer list.  Sachin Tendulkar scored 18426 runs in 463 ODIs, and in 200 tests, he scored 15921 runs in a glittering career from 1989 to 2013.

Like Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma who is 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 7808 runs including 22 hundred. In 27 Tests, Rohit has made 1585 runs including 3 hundred.

Rohit Sharma is regarded as one of the best-limited overs cricketers in the world.

 

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