Sports Cricket 06 Nov 2019 Rohit Sharma set to ...

Rohit Sharma set to break Suresh Raina’s historic T20 record

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 6, 2019, 4:52 pm IST
Updated Nov 6, 2019, 5:01 pm IST
The stand-in captain will be looking to lead his side to a victory in the second match after suffering a stunning defeat against Bangladesh.
Rohit Sharma needs to score just 72 runs in order to surpass his teammate Suresh Raina in the list of most T20 runs scored by an Indian cricketer. (Photo: BCCI)
 Rohit Sharma needs to score just 72 runs in order to surpass his teammate Suresh Raina in the list of most T20 runs scored by an Indian cricketer. (Photo: BCCI)

Mumbai: Rohit Sharma is set to put one more record in his kitty when he takes to the field against Bangladesh in the second T20I set to take place at the Saurashtra Cricket Association in Rajkot on Thursday. The stand-in captain will be looking to lead his side to a victory in the second match after suffering a stunning defeat at the hands of the visitors.

Rohit Sharma needs to score just 72 runs in order to surpass his teammate Suresh Raina in the list of most T20 runs scored by an Indian cricketer. Suresh Raina has 8392 T20 runs to his name while Rohit has scored 8320 runs. Indian captain Virat Kohli leads the illustrious list with 8556 runs.

 

Most T20 runs for India

Virat Kohli: 8556 runs in 257 innings

Suresh Raina: 8392 runs in 303 innings

Rohit Sharma: 8321 runs in 306 innings

Shikhar Dhawan: 7073 runs in 247 innings

MS Dhoni: 6621 runs in 283 innings

Also, during the first match, Rohit dethroned Virat Kohli to become the highest T20I run-scorer. Rohit is now two runs ahead of Kohli (2450). The Indian duo is followed by Martin Guptill (2,326), Shoaib Malik (2,263) and Brendon McCullum (2,140) at third, fourth and fifth place in the list.

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