India vs WI: Rohit Sharma could break Kohli's record tonightLast updated on Nov 06, 2018, 04:37 pm
With Virat Kohli being handed a rest for the ongoing T20I series against West Indies, there is a chance for stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma to prove his leadership attributes.
India are 1-0 up in the three-match series and under Sharma's leadership, India could be set for another title win in 2018.
On the individual front, Rohit could also break Kohli's record in Lucknow.
Rohit looking to get past Kohli's T20I runs tally
Rohit, who has 2,092 runs in 85 T20I matches, is the second highest runs scorer for India in this format.
Kohli is the leader in terms of runs scored.
Now if Rohit gets 11 runs in the second T20I, he could surpass Kohli.
Virat has 2,102 runs in 62 matches for India at an average of 48.88.
Tonight, Rohit could go atop the chart.
Rohit's brilliance has allowed Kohli to take timely break
Kohli is balancing his cricket schedule well.
Earlier this year, he missed the Nidahas Trophy to get timely rest.
Then he missed the Asia Cup 2018 as well and once again he was handed a rest keeping the tour of Australia in mind.
Sharma's brilliance, on the field as a skipper, has give Kohli the liberty to take rest.
Rohit has been in amazing form
Rohit has been in amazing form with the bat especially in the ODI format this year.
He struck 317 runs in the Asia Cup and against West Indies, he struck two tons and an unbeaten fifty in the 5-match ODI series.
Rohit will be banking on the same to make it count in tonight's encounter.
In the first match, he was dismissed for 6.
Recently Kohli lost out on another record
In a matter of days, Kohli will see two of his records being broken. Kohli was the fastest to 1,000 T20I runs for which he took 27 innings. Pakistan's Babar Azam broke Kohli's record after getting to the milestone in just 26 innings.