Rohit Sharma has been in rare form since he was appointed the Indian captain. Not only has he produced excellent results as captain, but he has also shown some great batting performances as well.
One such performance came in the first T20I against West Indies. Rohit Sharma smashed 64 runs in that inning to take India to a respectable total. But at the same time, he also broke two records.
Rohit Sharma breaks Martin Guptill’s records of most runs
Since the last T20I series between India and New Zealand, Guptill and Sharma have been chasing the top spot in the most run-getters category. And it was only a few days ago that Guptill had surpassed Sharma to become the highest run-getter.
However, Rohit has made a comeback to the top of the charts. It was expected of him. And the Indian captain has not disappointed his fans and the cricket fraternity.
Rohit Sharma now sits at the top of the charts with 3443 runs to his name. While Guptill has 3399 to his, so the cat and mouse game will continue for a while.
Rohit Sharma breaks Virat Kohli’s record of most fifties
Another record smashed by Ro-hitman is that of his comrade Virat Kohli. With the 64-run knock, Sharma registered his 31st half-century in the T20 internationals. Hence, breaking the record of Virat Kohli.
It took Sharma 121 innings to break the record. Virat Kohli set that in just 91 innings. Although, this figure too can change soon when Virat Kohli returns to the team in the upcoming Asia cup.
Most successive wins in T20I as captain
Earlier in the month, Rohit Sharma created history in the shortest format of the sports by registering his 13th victory. No other captains have been able to reach this mark so far. However, in the process of doing so, Sharma came close to the glorious record of Ricky Ponting’s 20 consecutive victories in international cricket.
Sadly, Rohit Sharma was not able to break that record, as India suffered a loss in the final match of the T20I series against England.
Indians will be hoping for the ICC series drought to end under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.