Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma became the most run-scorer in T20I history on Sunday (3rd November) evening during the Delhi T20I against Bangladesh. To reclaim this position, Rohit surpassed his national teammate Virat Kohli.
It is the first T20I of the three-match T20I series between India and Bangladesh. In the absence of the Indian regular captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma is leading the Indian side in this home series.
Before this match, Rohit was seven runs short from the previous most T20I run-scorer Virat Kohli. While Kohli has scored 2,450 runs in 67 T20I innings, Rohit scored 2,443 T20I runs in 90 innings prior to this match.
In this game, Rohit lost his wicket in the very first over of the match but he scored nine runs before losing his wicket. At the end of that innings, Rohit moved to the top spot of most T20I run-scorer table. He has now scored 2,452 runs in 91 T20I innings.
Rohit Sharma became the most-capped Indian player in T20I history
It is the 99th T20I for Rohit Sharma, which is also a record in Indian cricket history. By appearing in this game, Rohit broke MS Dhoni‘s 98 T20I appearances record and became India’s most-capped T20I player. Also, Rohit has equalled the record of former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi‘s T20I appearance record. Afridi also played 99 T20Is. Now, only another Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has played more T20Is than Rohit and Afridi. Shoaib Malik has played 111 T20Is.
Top five most-capped T20I players
|Shoaib Malik (Pakistan/ICC World XI)||111|
|Shahid Afridi (Pakistan/ICC World XI)||99|
|Rohit Sharma (India)||99|
|MS Dhoni (India)||98|
|Ross Taylor (New Zealand)||92|
Coming to this game, India scored 148/6 (20 overs) in the first innings. Opener Shikhar Dhawan scored the highest runs in that innings which was 41 runs off 42 balls. Also, Shreyas Iyer (22) and Rishabh Pant (27) crossed the 20-run marks.
At the end of that innings, Krunal Pandya (15 not out off 8 balls) and Washington Sundar (14 not out off 5 balls) played some superb cameo roles.