Virat Kohli surpasses Rohit Sharma, becomes T20I highest run-scorer

Written by Pushpendra Albe

India captain Virat Kohli created another massive milestone on Sunday as the ‘Men in Blue’ took on West Indies in the 2nd T20I in Thiruvananthapuram. The right-handed batsman surpassed Rohit Sharma to reclaim the top spot in the T20I highest run-scorers list. While Kohli has scored 2,563 runs in the shortest format , Sharma has registered 2,562 runs in the format.

The Indian captain was just three runs away from Rohit Sharma’s mark, when the innings started. But Rohit, who came out to open the innings for India, scored 15 runs before he was dismissed by Jason Holder. When Kohli came out to bat, he needed 18 runs to cross Rohit’s mark and become the leading-run scorer in the shortest format.

It was the 23rd time he made fifty-plus in T20 cricket, the most by any batsman. The West Indies scored 207-5 after it was sent in to bat. Shimron Hetmyer (56) scored his maiden T20I half-century.

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