Making his first appearance of the series on Tuesday, India‘s vice-captain, Rohit Sharma was just 11 runs off from the record of having crossed 9000 T20 runs. Playing the 4th T20I against England on Thursday, Sharma became the only second Indian to cross 9000 T20 runs.
He enters the elite list of seven cricketers with over 9000 T20 runs and becomes the latest to do so. However, Sharma could only gather 12 runs off 12 balls as an opener in India’s inning today but completed the elite record.
His T20 runs now to make 9001 runs. Earlier, the team captain Virat Kohli had made this record in 2020 playing an IPL match against Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals. Consequently, Kohli gathers 9650 T20 runs currently.
Rohit Sharma registers a unique T20 record
Notably, there are only two such players to cross 10,000 T20 runs, and both belong to West Indies, Chris Gayle, the first player from the world, and West Indies to slam 10,000 T20 runs, has got a pile of other records as well. Next lays Kieron Pollard next in the list.
Which players have 9000+ T20 runs?
If we discuss the players crossing 9000 T20 runs but falling beneath 10,000, we have notable names of Shoaib Malik, Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, and Rohit Sharma respectively.
Malik ranks first in the list of the players with 9000-9999 T20 runs as only Gayle and Pollard have crossed 10,000 T20 runs. He brought up his runs for Guyana playing CPL last year and thrashed Barbados’ men.
Next lays Brendon McCullum who brought up this record whilst playing an IPL match against the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2018.
Aaron Finch, the explosive batsman, had to struggle in the international match against England in 2020 to register the elite record. Kohli appears next to him.
Also, South Africa’s AB De Villiers brought up his record during IPL 2020 as he represented the Kohli-led team against Sun Risers Hyderabad.
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