Indian opener Rohit Sharma (111 not out) made history at the Lucknow Cricket Stadium. He made his fourth century of T20 International Cricket career. Along with this, he has made the world record his name. Earlier, he and his colleague of New Zealand named Colin Muner had 3-3 centuries. The world records were jointly named for both of these batsmen.
Not only this, openers Rohit Sharma completed the 11th run of innings as India’s T20 became the highest run scorer in international cricket. Rohit, who took charge of the team in the current series against the West Indies, left behind regular captain Virat Kohli, who has been rested in this series.
Kohli has scored 2102 runs in 58 innings of 62 matches, while Rohit has scored 2203 runs in 79 innings of 86 matches. The record for most runs in T20 International is named after Martin Guptill of New Zealand (2271 runs). Rohit has now occupied second place. After them, Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik (2190), New Zealand’s Brandon McCullum (2140) and Kohli are number one.
He completed his fourth century, which is a new record in T20 International. New Zealand’s Colin Munro has scored 3 centuries. In the meantime, Shikhar Dhawan became the sixth batsman of India to complete 1000 runs in T20 Internationals. For this, he needed 20 runs. Before Dhawan, Rohit, Kohli, Suresh Raina (1605), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (1487) and Yuvraj Singh (1177) got this feat.
In T20 International Cricket, whose name is in Century list.
1. Rohit Sharma (India) – 4 centuries
2. Colin Munro (New Zealand) – 3 centuries
3. Chris Gayle (West Indies) – 2 centuries
4. Evian Luis (West Indies) – 2 centuries
5. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) – 2 centuries
6. Lokesh Rahul (India) – 2nd Century