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Rohit Sharma 11 runs away from becoming India’s leading T20 run-getter

Currently, Indian captain Virat Kohli is the foremost run-getter for India in T20s with 2102 runs whereas Sharma has 2092 runs to his name and needs just 11 more runs to surpass him


Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma is on the verge of becoming India’s leading run-scorer in T20 Internationals as India will lock horns with West Indies in the second match of the ongoing T20 series in Lucknow on November 6. The Indian opener needs just 11 runs to surpass Kohli’s total runs in the 20-over game format.

Kohli, who is currently resting for the ongoing T20 matches against the Windies, has 2102 runs in T20s whereas Sharma has 2092 runs to his name. In July, the Mumbai cricketer had become the fifth batsman in men’s cricket to reach the 2000-run mark when he struck a century against England in Bristol. Also, he is the third Indian overall after women’s team captain Mithali Raj and Virat Kohli to enter the 2000-run club.

Sharma is also India’s most prolific six-hitter in T20s as he just needs three more to surpass New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum’s 91 sixes. Last month, the vice-captain had even exclaimed that he is ready for captaincy if it comes his way.

An exceptional player in the short formats of cricket, Rohit Sharma is one of the two batsmen including Colin Munro to score three centuries in T20s. Meanwhile, Sharma had failed to score big in the first game as he returned to the pavilion after scoring 6 at his favourite, Eden Gardens.

However, after an ODI series victory against the Windies, India will now look forward to sealing the T20 series by winning the second match at Lucknow.