India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma Goes Previous Virat Kohli In Elite T20I Listing

Rohit Sharma in motion within the T20I collection in opposition to New Zealand© AFP

Rohit Sharma was adjudged the ‘Participant of the collection’ after yet one more match-winning contribution within the third and final T20 worldwide in opposition to New Zealand. The skipper determined to check his workforce’s means to set a goal, having already wrapped up the collection, and led from the entrance as he scored a 31-ball 56 to put the inspiration for a giant whole. Rohit ended the three-match collection as the best run-getter with 159 runs to his identify. His two half-centuries within the collection took his tally in T20Is to 26. Add to that his 4 centuries within the format and Rohit now has 30 scores of fifty-plus in T20 internationals.

The Indian T20I captain thus went previous teammate Virat Kohli, who has 29 half-centuries in T20Is, and is now main the elite checklist of batsmen with most 50-plus scores in T20Is. Pakistan’s Babar Azam has 25 scores of fifty-plus within the format, adopted by Australia’s David Warner and New Zealand’s Martin Guptill, who’re tied with 22 fifty-plus scores.

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Rohit hit 3 sixes within the third T20I in opposition to New Zealand, which took his tally in opposition to the Blackcaps to 27, which is essentially the most by any batsman in opposition to them. He additionally turned the second batsman after Martin Guptill to achieve the landmark of 150 sixes in T20Is.

Rohit has now hit 50 sixes as a captain in T20Is and has taken solely 533 balls to achieve the milestone, which is the quickest for any captain on this format.

It is clear from these a number of milestones that Rohit Sharma has made a cracking begin to life as full-time T20I captain of India and the workforce would anticipate its new chief to proceed in the identical vein.

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