Undoubtedly, Rohit Sharma is the best batsman for India in the limited overs format after Virat Kohli. He is about to captain the Indian team in the absence of Virat Kohli for the Asia cup 2018. He is one of the best openers India ever had and one of the successful Indian T20 captains. Since Champions Trophy 2013, he had seen many ups and downs in his cricket career. But he struggled a lot to attain a strong position in the team and handed India two prestigious T20 titles. He is the captain for Mumbai Indians which lifted IPL title thrice in 2013, 2015, and 2017.
Fondly called hitman, he mastered the art of hitting boundaries and sixes and stood as the only player to hit double centuries in all the formats of cricket. Here are a few records he might break before the year-end.
- The highest number of sixes by an opener in ODIs
Rohit loves to open the game and slammed 150 sixes off 98 games. He is the highest scorer of sixes in the ODI format as an opener after Tendulkar. Virender Sehwag and Saurav Ganguly stand after them. Sachin Tendulkar scored 167 sixes in his ODI career as an opener. With Asia cup and home series against West Indies, Rohit has plenty of opportunities to achieve 18 sixes to stand as the highest scorer of sixes in ODIs from the opening position.
- Most 150+scores in ODIs
Rohit Sharma is the only cricketer to slam a triple century in ODIs and slam double centuries in all the formats of cricket. He stands by Sachin Tendulkar and David Warner who slammed 150 runs and above in the ODI format thrice. Sachin Tendulkar and Warner are leading the list by five 150+ scores each in the ODIs. Though he had a better strike rate than the above duo, he needs two more 150+ scores and hopes to beat their record before the year-end.
- Highest T20I runs ever
He is undoubtedly the best T20 batsman for India and slammed 2086 runs from 84 T20Is. He stands behind Martin Guptill, Brendon Mc Cullum, Shoaib Malik, and Virat Kohli in the list of highest run-getters in the T20Is. He has abundant chances to stand as the highest scorer in the T20Is by the end of 2018.
- The highest number of sixes in T20Is
Chris Gayle slammed the highest number of sixes in his T20I career and tops the list with 103 sixes. Rohit has 89 sixes in his name and has the chances to slam as many as possible to beat Gayle’s record by the end of the year.
- Most 100+ Scores in T20Is
Rohit Sharma is the vice-captain for the T20I team and is the most successful captain for Mumbai Indians. He has three centuries in the T20Is under his belt. He slammed the fastest T20I century against Sri Lanka and holds joint record for highest number of T20I centuries along with Colin Munro. He is just a century away from the record of highest number of T20I centuries.