Rohit Sharma overtakes Virat Kohli, completes two records during INDvWI 1st T20I
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Rohit Sharma overtakes Virat Kohli, completes two records during INDvWI 1st T20I: Indian skipper Rohit Sharma continued his purple patch as the leader of the Indian side as he registered a comprehensive 68 runs victory against West Indies in the 1st T20I at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad. With the win, India climbs up in the three-match series by 1-0.

Sharma played a crucial knock while batting first against the Windies. He scored 64 runs from 44 deliveries on the surface where shot-making wasn’t easy. He kept his momentum running and scored a half-century with the help of seven boundaries and two glorious maximums.

Meanwhile, the Indian skipper also claimed two big records in the shortest format of cricket. Sharma reclaimed his crown of the highest run-getter in the Men’s T20I surpassing Martin Guptil, who was just 20 runs ahead of him. 

Notably, earlier this week, Martin Guptil had surpassed Rohit Sharma, to become the individual with most runs in the T20Is. He scored 40 runs against Scotland to exceed the Indian leader, however, Sharma re-claimed his throne as he walked out to bat against West Indies on Friday.

The Mumbai batter amassed a total of 3443 runs in 121 T20I innings in his career that began in 2007. Down below is the list of the current top five run-getters in the T20Is.

PlayerTotal Runs in T20Is
Rohit Sharma3443
Martin Guptil3399
Virat Kohli3308
Paul Stirling2894
Aaron Finch2855

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To add icing to the cake, Rohit Sharma also overtook Virat Kohli on the list of most fifty-plus scores in the T20Is. The Indian skipper scored his 31st half-century in the last game against West Indies while Virat Kohli sits at 30 half-centuries. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are closely followed by Pakistan skipper Babar Azam with 27 half centuries and Australian batter David Warner and Aaron Finch with 23 and 22 fifties respectively.

Down below is the list of players with the most number of fifties in the T20Is.

PlayerNumber of 50+ scores in T20Is
Rohit Sharma31*
Virat Kohli30*
Babar Azam27*
David Warner23*
Martin Guptil22*

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