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| On Mar 15, 2022 4:50 PM IST

Most Runs in T20I – Rohit Sharma becomes leading run getter in T20 Internationals

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Most Runs in T20I – The first ever T20I game was played between Australia and New Zealand in 2005, and since then it has been a revelation to attract huge crowds and aid in commercializing the game of cricket. With the success of T20 World Cup 2007 and concept of IPL, T20 format has come a long way. Here is an important and latest update about this format.

Most Runs in T20I

The Indian captain Rohit Sharma has become the leading run scorer in the T20I matches, during home T20I series in February 2022. In 1st T20I against Sri Lanka at Lucknow, Rohit scored 44 off 32 balls to provide a solid foundation to the team.

In 123 T20I matches, Rohit Sharma has so far amassed 3307 runs at an average of 33.07.

Here is the list of Top 5 run scorers in T20 Internationals

Player Matches Runs Average
Rohit Sharma 123 3307 33.07
Martin Guptill 112 3299 32.66
Virat Kohli 97 3296 51.50
Paul Stirling 102 2776 29.84
Aaron Finch 88 2686 34.43

In this process of becoming the highest run scorer in T20Is, Rohit got past the likes of Virat Kohli and Martin Guptill, who have around 3300 runs as well, and it has been a nec-neck contest between these 3 players. The 4th in the list is the experienced batsman from Ireland, Paul Stirling. While Aaron Finch is at 5th position with 2686 runs in 88 matches.

2 Best Innings of Rohit Sharma in T20I history

1. 50 off 40 against South Africa in 2007 World Cup

In the 2007 World Cup, the youngster Rohit Sharma who made his debut in the same tournament contributed with a fifty to help the team in posting a respectable total on the board and ultimately win the match. This also meant India were through the to the semi finals and ultimately lifting the title.

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2. 100* off 56 against England in 2018

In India tour to England in 2018, Rohit Sharma was at this finest to hit an unbeaten 100 off 56 balls to guide the Indian team to a T20I series victory, and is regarded as one of his best knocks.

Related: Highest Score in ODI by a Player

 

Harshit Rathi

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