100 T20Is for Rohit Sharma: Here're his best career moments
India's stand-in captain Rohit Sharma appeared in his 100th T20I match on Thursday against Bangladesh in Rajkot. He became only the second player to achieve this feat after Pakistan's Shoaib Malik. Rohit scored 85 to help Team India seal victory and level the three-match series 1-1. Here we list his best career moments in the 20-over format.
Rohit has the most career T20I runs in the world
To have reached a special milestone of 100 T20Is is no mean feat. And to take the cake, Rohit has amassed the most runs in T20Is. He has scored 2,537 runs from 92 innings. Virat Kohli (2,450 runs) has kept Rohit on his toes in recent times. However, in the current series, Rohit surpassed Kohli and has established a certain lead.
Four T20I centuries a remarkable moment in his career
Rohit has amassed the most T20I centuries till date in the history of the game (4). This is a remarkable achievement by the senior cricketer. His first ton came in 2015 against South Africa in Dharamsala (106). His next century was against Sri Lanka in 2017 (118). Rohit followed that up with two hundreds in 2018 (100* versus England and 111* versus West Indies).
Building a fortress alongside Shikhar Dhawan
Rohit's stature in T20Is has been huge and a lot of credit goes to his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan. The southpaw has supported him like a rock and there is a certain sense of comfort and understanding between them The two batsmen have scripted a record-breaking 1,740 partnership runs from 51 innings at an average of 34.11. It's the highest tally for any pair.
Rohit's eyes for boundaries a special achievement as well
When it comes to the effortless hitting, Rohit is one of the most sorted batsmen in the world. His shot-making is so pleasing to the eye. The right-handed batsman has amassed the most boundaries (fours and sixes) in the world in T20Is. He has a total of 340 boundaries. Rohit leads the sixes tally (115) and has hit the second-most fours (225).
Rohit boasts of joint-most 50-plus scores
The senior cricketer has been highly consistent in the format. The runs have flowed at will and that has helped India do well. The Hitman has the joint-most fifty-plus scores in the format (22). He shares the record with Kohli. In his maiden T20I match, Rohit amassed a fifty against South Africa during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2007.