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Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli resume race for leading run scorer tag in T20Is

India skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are the two all-time leading run-scorers in T20I cricket. They are two of 7 batsmen who have scored more than 2000 runs in this format.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: December 6, 2019 5:00:43 pm
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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli resume their race for the summit of the run-getters list in T20I cricket as India take on West Indies in the T20I series, starting with the first match in Hyderabad on Friday.

Rohit (2539 runs) and Kohli (2450 runs), the two leading run-getters in the history of this format, are locked in a battle for the tag for the batsman with the most runs.

Rohit surpassed Kohli in the recent Bangladesh series, for which the regular India skipper had been rested. Kohli is currently 89 runs behind the India opener.

The first T20I is in Hyderabad on Friday, after which the teams travel to Thiruvananthapuram for the 2nd T20I on Sunday and to Mumbai for the final match in Mumbai on Wednesday.

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Rohit and Kohli are the two all-time leading run-scorers in T20I cricket. They are two of only five batsmen who have scored more than 2000 runs in this format – the others being Martin Guptill, Shoaib Malik, Brendon McCullum, Eoin Morgan and David Warner.

Ahead of the West Indies series, Rohit is one six away from becoming the first Indian to reach 400 sixes in international cricket. He will also become just the third player overall to cross the milestone after former Pakistan and West Indies captains Shahid Afridi (476 sixes) and Chris Gayle (534 sixes).

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