On July 20, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma achieved a significant milestone by surpassing M.S. Dhoni to become India’s fifth-highest run-scorer in international cricket. This accomplishment took place during India’s second Test against West Indies in Port of Spain, where Rohit showcased his vintage form, scoring an impressive 80 runs off 143 balls, including nine fours and two sixes.

With 17,298 runs in 443 appearances at an average of 42.92, Rohit has notched up an impressive record. He boasts 44 centuries and 92 fifties in 463 innings, with a personal best score of 264. Despite this remarkable feat, he remains behind legendary names such as 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 highest run-scorers in international cricket. Former captain M.S. Dhoni, whom Rohit has overtaken, accumulated 17,092 runs in 535 matches at an average of 44.74, with 15 centuries and 108 fifties, and a best score of 224.

In Test matches, Rohit has represented India in 52 games, amassing 3,620 runs at an average of 46.41. This includes 10 centuries and 15 fifties in 87 innings, with a top score of 212 runs. In One-Day Internationals (ODIs), he has scored 9,825 runs in 243 matches at an average of 48.63, with 30 centuries and 48 fifties in 236 innings, his best being an astonishing 264.

Additionally, in T20 Internationals (T20Is), Rohit has played 148 matches and scored 3,853 runs at an average of 31.32, with four centuries and 29 half-centuries, and a high score of 118. During the same Test against West Indies, he also achieved the milestone of scoring 2,000 runs as an opener in Test cricket. In 27 Tests as an opener, Rohit has amassed 2,035 runs at an impressive average of 53.55, including seven centuries and five fifties, with a best score of 212.

As for the match itself, India’s prospects were boosted by a century partnership between Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja, bringing them back into the game. By the end of the first day, India had reached a score of 288/4, with Virat Kohli on 87* and Ravindra Jadeja on 36*.

Rohit Sharma’s consistent and remarkable performances have made him an integral part of the Indian cricket team, and he continues to cement his place as one of India’s finest batsmen in all formats of the game.


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