New Zealand Vs India 2020: T20I Series – Records That Rohit Sharma Can Break
While the Indian captain Virat Kohli is continuously breaking the top records in international cricket, the limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma is not behind of him. In the forthcoming T20I series against New Zealand, Rohit Sharma can break some top records in international cricket.
Since he takes up the opening batsman role for the national team, Rohit Sharma has evolved himself as an unstoppable batsman. The right-handed batsman has already achieved many successes as an opener in limited-overs international cricket. In the late moment of the last year, he started to open in the Test cricket and once again he highly impressed the cricket fans.
As an opening batsman, Rohit Sharma not only becomes a consistent performer, rather than he has evolved as a regular match-winner. He is now one of the most effective batsmen in the Indian team. With the time progress, more responsibilities are coming on his shoulder, and Rohit is properly handling this situation.
On Friday (24th January), India will play the first game of the five-match T20I series against the hosts New Zealand. During this series, Rohit Sharma can create some top records in international cricket history.
Some of Rohit Sharma’s upcoming records are as follows:
i) Rohit Sharma has scored 9,937 international runs as an opening batsman. By adding 63 more runs, he will complete 10,000 international runs as an opener. A total of three Indian openers have scored 10,000+ international runs for India. These players are Virender Sehwag (15,758 runs), Sachin Tendulkar (15,335 runs) and Sunil Gavaskar (12,258 runs).
ii) Rohit Sharma has already scored 13,889 runs in the international career. The right-handed batsman is 111 runs away to complete 14,0000 international runs. A total of seven Indian batsmen have reached the 14,000 runs milestone in the international career. These seven players are Sachin Tendulkar (34,357 runs), Rahul Dravid (24,064 runs), Virat Kohli (21,683 runs), Sourav Ganguly (18,433 runs), MS Dhoni (17,092 runs), Virender Sehwag (16,892 runs) and Mohammad Azharuddin (15,593 runs).
iii) Rohit Sharma has scored 2,633 T20I runs. He is currently the second most run-scorer in T20I history. Only the Indian captain Virat Kohli is ahead from him in this list as Kohli has scored 2,689 T20I runs.
iv) Rohit Sharma has hit 103 T20I sixes as an opening batsman. He is three sixes behind to become the most six-hitting opening batsman in T20I history. Only Chris Gayle (West Indies) is ahead of him in this list with 105 T20I sixes as an opening batsman.
v) In international cricket career, Rohit Sharma has also hit 344 sixes as an opening batsman. He is six sixes away to complete 350 international sixes as an opening batsman. Only West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle (527 sixes) has managed to hit more international sixes as an opening batsman.
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