Rohit Sharma has grown from strength to strength in the T20 format and his resurgence for Team India is quite telling. One of the most feared batsmen in the world, Rohit recently became the top run-getter in T20Is. His adaptability and dominance atop for India is quite remarkable. India may have lost the T20I series against New Zealand by a 2-1 margin, but Rohit’s contribution should be lauded. He struck a fabulous 16th T20I fifty in the second match and helped India level the series. In the third match, he played more of an anchor and got to a decent looking 38.
Rohit’s tryst with records is quite mind blowing in the format. The senior cricketer has already earned a lot of fame in ODIs, but his impact in T20Is is monumental. On Friday, the player surpassed New Zealand’s Martin Guptill (2,272 runs) for the most runs amassed in T20Is. It was another feather in the cap of the Mumbaikar. Rohit’s knock of 52 helped India dominate the show. The opening batsman has 2,326 runs from 93 T20Is. His astounding average of 32.76 highlights his prowess. Rohit is one of the most consistent batsmen in T20Is. He was the second highest run-scorer in the format in 2018 (590). He was also the only batsman to hit two tons in this format last year.
Rohit’s progress in T20Is has been on an upward trajectory. His free-flowing nature and ability to be aggressive whenever required makes him a steal. His batting isn’t about just the records and the plethora of runs. The way he sets himself in this format, makes him pleasing to the eye. Out of all the top T20I run-getters, Rohit isn’t just someone, who just comes in and plays a brisk innings to give his side the desired start. He is more than just that. His ability to control the game and bat for longer periods helps him. Four T20I tons is a testament to his batsmanship. He is also a clean striker of the ball and 102 sixes in the format shows his capability in finding the fence often.
To be alongside Chris Gayle and Guptill in this feat, makes him a special entity. His contribution in the game for India has helped the side gain control on a consistent level. The vital part about his game is that he doesn’t wastes his time. He faces more deliveries being an opener, but he also scores the runs to contribute. Few cricketers are as talented as Rohit and he hasn’t thrown this aspect away. These factors make him not only the best batsman for India, but also in the world.