The Indian cricket team is set to face arch-rivals Pakistan in their first match of the T20 World Cup. Captain Virat Kohli has made it clear that the opening pair of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will open the innings throughout the tournament.The team will be expected to do well from the experienced Rohit and he would like to make a mark in this big competition.Let’s look at the records that Rohit can break in the World Cup.
Rohit will cross the 3,000-run mark
Rohit is currently the third highest run-scorer in T20 Internationals after Kohli (3,159) and Martin Guptill (2,939).He has so far scored 2,864 runs in 111 matches at an average of 32.54 and a strike rate of 138.96.He scored 136 more runs to become only the second Indian to touch the 3,000-run mark.Let us tell you that Rohit is the only Indian to play 100 or more T20 Internationals.
Rohit would also like to achieve this record of sixes
Rohit has hit the second most number of sixes (133) in T20 Internationals so far. He is only behind Guptill (147). He can try to complete 150 sixes in the World Cup.
Rohit can complete 1,000 runs in T20 World Cup
Rohit played his first T20 World Cup match in 2007. He has since scored 673 runs in the tournament at a remarkable average of 39.58.In the World Cup, Rohit is only behind Mahela Jayawardene (1,016), Chris Gayle (920), Tillakaratne Dilshan (897), Kohli (777), and AB de Villiers (717).He can become the first or second Indian batsman to complete 1,000 runs in the T20 World Cup.
Rohit will complete 10,000 runs in T20 career
Rohit has scored 9,446 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 31.91.He is India’s second highest run-scorer in the format after Kohli (10,136).Rohit can become only the second Indian batsman to touch the 10,000-run mark in T20 cricket.Notably, Kohli achieved this feat in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL).