Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. Image Credits: AFP

Rohit Sharma, the Indian skipper scored 33 runs in 16 balls in the fourth T20I against West Indies while opening. He thus became the seventh ever Indian batsman to score 16,000 runs in international cricket across all formats. In fact, he also managed to get into some other elite lists with this knock.

Rohit Sharma is back to leading the side for this series after being rested for the ODI series and has been in decent form. In the fourth T20I at Fort Lauderhill in the USA, the Indian skipper put on an attacking display of batting. He scored 33 runs in 16 balls against the men from the Caribbean in an innings studded with two fours and three sixes.
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma Photo Credit: (BCCI)

Rohit Sharma Became 7th Indian Batter To Score 16000 Runs In International Cricket

With this short but impactful innings, Rohit Sharma now joined an elite list, as he became the seventh Indian batsman to score 16,000 runs in international cricket across all formats.
Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, Virender Sehwag, and MS Dhoni are the only other Indian batsmen who have managed to achieve this mark.
Sachin Tendulkar- 34,357
Rahul Dravid- 24,064
Virat Kohli- 23,726
Sourav Ganguly- 18,433
MS Dhoni- 17,092
Virender Sehwag- 16,892
Rohit Sharma- 16,000
Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli.
Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli. (PTI)
Rohit Sharma has scored 9,376 runs in ODIs, 3,487 in T20Is, and 3,137 in Test Matches, therefore taking his total international run tally to exactly 16,000.

Rohit Sharma 2nd Batter To Score 3000 T20I Runs As Opener

In fact, Rohit Sharma also became the second batsman to score 3,000 runs in T20Is as an opener. The only other opener to have achieved this feat is New Zealand’s Martin Guptill who has 3,119 runs opening the batting for the Kiwis.
Chris Gayle PTI
Chris Gayle PTI
The Indian skipper has also surpassed Shahid Afridi as the batsman with the second most number of sixes in international cricket across all formats. Rohit Sharma now has 477 sixes as he surpassed Shahid Afridi’s tally of 476. Only Chris Gayle is ahead of the ‘hitman’ Indian skipper with 553 sixes in international cricket.
India dominated with the bat and then with the ball as West Indies were folded for just 132 runs in 19.1 overs as the Men in Blue scripted a 59-run win in the fourth T20I and subsequently clinched the series 3-1.
India posted 191 for five, riding on a solid batting display with Rishabh Pant (44 off 31 balls) emerging as the top scorer. Rohit Sharma (33) and Sanju Samson (30) also chipped in with useful contributions.
Avesh Khan provided India with the early breakthrough with his twin strikes before Axar Patel and Ravi Bishnoi struck twice each. Arshdeep Singh then completed West Indies’ struggle with his superb three-wicket haul.