Rohit Sharma on the verge of breaking Virat Kohli’s T20I record in Lucknow
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is rested from the ongoing T20I series against the West Indies and his deputy Rohit Sharma is incharge of the team in his absence. Rohit has a golden opportunity in the absence of the regular skipper to get his name on the record books. The stylish opener is just 11 runs short of Kohli’s tally of most runs by an Indian in T20Is. Rohit has the perfect opportunity to achieve this feat in Lucknow on Tuesday.
Kohli currently leads the chart with 2,102 runs in 62 matches at an average of 48.88, while this deputy has scored 2,092 runs in 85 games. The stand-in skipper had a chance in the previous match to surpass the 30-year old, but he got out cheaply for just six runs.
The Maverick Mumbaikar has three centuries in T20Is while the dynamic Delhi batsman is still searching for his first. We have been witnessing it for quite some time that Kohli has taken rest from various T20s as his primary focus is to play the longer formats. The Indian skipper has also expressed his dismay on tinkering with the longer formats of the game and opposes the T10 format.
Recently, Pakistan opener Babar Azam also broke one of the Kohli’s records. The No.1 T20I batsman surpassed the 30-year old’s feat of fastest 1000 runs in T20Is.
India’s last win against the West Indies in the shortest version before Sunday was way back on March 23, 2014, in the World T20 in Bangladesh. Rohit, who has an enviable record at the Eden, failed on Sunday and would look to make up for it with a big score on Tuesday.