August 5 (India Today) – After winning the world over with an unprecedented 5 centuries in the World Cup 2019, Indian opener Rohit Sharma, on Sunday claimed a slew of T20I records placing him at the summit of the shortest format statistics pile. On his way to a match-winning 67 off 51 balls against West Indies in the 2nd T20I in Florida, Rohit Sharma claimed the one major T20I record which he didn’t own till then – maximum career sixes in the format.
Rohit surpassed Chris Gayle as the batsman with the highest number of sixes in T20Is (107 in total). He already held the record for the most runs, centuries, boundaries and 50+ scores in T20Is. The latest achievement surely means that Rohit Sharma can now claim to be the undisputed King as far as T20Is are concerned.
In 96 T20Is, Rohit leads the way with 2,422 runs with Indian captain Virat Kohli following him close on 2,310 runs. New Zealand’s Martin Guptill rounds up the top-3 with 2,272 runs to his name.
On the list of cricketers with most centuries in T20Is, Rohit tops the charts with 4 100s followed by Glenn Maxwell and Colin Munro, who have hit 3 centuries each for Australia and New Zealand respectively.
Rohit’s knock of 67 on Sunday also helped him topple Kohli as the batsman with most fifty-plus scores in T20Is. Rohit now has 21 such scores as compared to Kohli’s 20, who is yet to score a century in the shortest format of the game for India.
Even though Kohli has hit the most number of 4s (225) in T20I history, Rohit sits at the top once you consider the total number of boundaries (4s + 6s). With 215 fours and 107 sixes, Rohit’s boundary tally of 322 is miles ahead of the rest with only Guptill (303) coming close to the maverick opener.