Rohit Sharma Surpasses Virat Kohli To Become The Highest T20I Run Scorer For India

(Last Updated On: November 6, 2018)



Rohit Sharma surpassed Virat Kohli to become the highest run scorer in T20I for India. © AFP


Stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma surpassed Virat Kohli to become the highest run scorer for India in the Twenty20 International (T20I). Rohit Sharma achieved this feat when he scored 11 runs against the Windies in the second of three match T20I series at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. The top-order batsman Rohit Sharma (2,103*) overtook Virat Kohli while playing his 86th match in the shortest format of the game at an average slightly above 32. He has the highest score of 118 runs.

Kohli, who has been rested from the ongoing T20I series had scored 2,102 runs at an average of 48.88 — which is better than Rohit. The 29-year-old Kohli also had scored these runs in 62 matches with the highest score on an unbeaten 90.

In the second encounter, Windies skipper Carlos Brathwaite won the toss and opted to bowl.

Hosts India lead the three-match T20I series 1-0.






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