Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has surpassed compatriot and former captain MS Dhoni to become India’s fifth-highest run-scorer in international cricket.
Rohit accomplished this feat during India’s ongoing second Test against West Indies at Port of Spain on Thursday. In the affair, the Indian skipper was at his vintage best as he scored a commendable 80 runs off 143 balls, laced with nine boundaries and two sixes.
After this, Rohit has amassed 17,298 runs at an average of 42.92 from 443 appearances. He has also scored a total of 44 centuries and 92 fifties in 463 innings, with his prsonal best score of 264.
Rohit is now behind legends like Sourav Ganguly (18,433 runs in 421 matches), Rahul Dravid (24,064 runs in 504 matches), Virat Kohli (25,484 runs in 500 matches) and Sachin Tendulkar (34,357 runs in 664 matches) as India’s all-time run-scorers in international cricket.
On the other hand Dhoni, who retired from international cricket in 2020, has amassed 17,092 runs from 535 matches at an average of 44.74 and has scored 15 centuries and 108 fifties, with best score of 224.
Rohit has represented India in 52 Tests, scoring 3,620 runs at an average of 46.41, which also includes 10 centuries and 15 fifties in 87 innings, with the best score of 212 runs.
He has also amassed 9,825 runs in 243 ODI matches at an average of 48.63 and has scored 30 centuries and 48 fifties in 236 innings, with the best score of 264.
Coming to the shortest format, the current India skipper has represented India in 148 T20Is, scoring 3,853 runs at an average of 31.32 and has scored four centuries and 29 half-centuries, with the best score of 118.
Meanwhile, Rohit also achieved another milestone during the game as he completed 2,000 runs as an opener in Tests.
Notably, in 27 Tests as an opener, Rohit has amassed 2,035 runs at an average of 53.55 in 40 innings, which includes seven centuries and five fifties with the best score of 212.
Coming to the affair, India was at 288/4, with both Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja unbeaten on 87 and 36 at the end of first day after hosts West Indies elected to bowl first after winning the toss.