India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I: Record-breaking Rohit Sharma overtakes Virat Kohli

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First Published 7, Nov 2018, 2:44 PM IST
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India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I: Record-breaking Rohit Sharma overtakes Virat Kohli
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Stand-in captain Rohit's bat struck a roaring six off West Indies paceman Oshane Thomas in the fifth over of the second T20I on Tuesday and with that he went past the Indian skipper in the list

Virat Kohli is the ultimate run machine with his bat spewing runs no matter where he plays and under what conditions. However, now Rohit Sharma has overtaken Kohli to become the highest run-scorer for India in T20Is.

Stand-in captain Rohit's bat struck a roaring six off West Indies paceman Oshane Thomas in the fifth over of the second T20I on Tuesday and with that he went past the Indian skipper in the list.

He was at his best as his unbeaten 111 off 61 balls helped India cruise to a 71-run victory and take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. This was Rohit's fourth ton, a record in T20Is.

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Kohli has scored 2,102 runs in 62 innings so far. Rohit is leading the team in Kohli's absence since the Delhi batsman is being rested to ease his workload. Rohit now has 2,203 runs in the shortest format of the game.

Rohit has scored a record four centuries in the T20I format and is only one of the three batsmen to score a century for India in all the formats of the game, with Suresh Raina and KL Rahul being the other two.

With 86 T20Is under his belt, Rohit debuted as a member of the T20 World Cup winning team in 2007.

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In 2017, he led India for the first time in this format when Kohli was rested for the home series against Sri Lanka. The right-handed batsman has played 25 Tests, 193 ODIs and 85 T20Is in his career so far. He is the only batsman to score more than one double century in the history of ODI cricket and has also led his IPL team Mumbai Indians to title victory thrice.

The explosive batsman recently made his comeback to the Test team for the tour of Australia. He was a part of the team for the tour of South Africa series earlier in the year but was dropped later. He was ignored for the home series against West Indies but made a surprising comeback for Australia tour.

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