The common saying these days in India cricket is that if Virat Kohli doesn’t score a hundred, Rohit Sharma definitely will. Such has been Rohit’s domination in limited-overs cricket that he is now on the verge of breaking a record that is held by none other than regular skipper Virat Kohli. Going into the second T20I against West Indies in Lucknow, Rohit needs just 11 runs to become India’s highest run-getter in T20Is. Kohli currently sits at the top with 2102 runs from 62 games.
While Kohli has played only 52 games as compared to Rohit’s 85, the stand-in skipper is the only player in the Indian to score three T20I tons. His strike rate of 136.91 is best amongst the top 5 Indian run getters. This apart, Rohit is the third highest run scorer in T20Is since 2017 and in the process has smashed 109 boundaries – second most after New Zealand’s Colin Munro. Along with Munro, Rohit is the only batsman to have managed to score two or more centuries since 2017 in T20Is.