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Rohit Sharma is now India’s Number 5 highest runs scorer

Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma achieved another significant milestone in his illustrious career as he surpassed former teammate MS Dhoni to become India’s fifth-highest run-scorer in international cricket. The elegant right-handed batsman achieved this feat during the ongoing second Test against the West Indies at Port of Spain.

In the highly anticipated match, Rohit Sharma showcased his exceptional batting skills, reminding fans of his incredible ability. The ‘Hitman’ played a commendable innings, scoring 80 runs off 143 balls, which included nine boundaries and two towering sixes.

With this remarkable achievement, Rohit Sharma’s overall tally now stands at 17,298 runs in 443 international appearances, with an impressive average of 42.92. He has amassed a total of 44 centuries and 92 half-centuries in 463 innings, boasting a highest score of 264 runs.

As India’s fifth-highest run-scorer, Rohit finds himself in the company of cricketing legends such as Sourav Ganguly (18,433 runs in 421 matches), Rahul Dravid (24,064 runs in 504 matches), Virat Kohli (25,484 runs in 500 matches), and Sachin Tendulkar (34,357 runs in 664 matches). The recently surpassed MS Dhoni occupies the sixth spot on the list, having scored 17,092 runs in 535 matches at an average of 44.74. Dhoni’s impressive record includes 15 centuries and 108 half-centuries, with a top score of 224 runs.

List of Top 10 Scorers for India

1Sachin Tendulkar34,357
2Virat Kohli25,484
3Rahul Dravid24,064
4Sourav Ganguly18,433
5Rohit Sharma17,298
6MS Dhoni17,092
7Virender Sehwag17,253
8Sunil Gavaskar13,214
9Mohammad Azharuddin11,363
10Dilip Vengsarkar9,854

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In the Test format, Rohit Sharma has represented India in 52 matches, accumulating 3,620 runs at an average of 46.41. His remarkable Test record includes 10 centuries and 15 half-centuries in 87 innings, with a highest score of 212 runs.

Furthermore, in One Day Internationals (ODIs), Rohit has amassed 9,825 runs in 243 matches, averaging an impressive 48.63. His ODI career boasts 30 centuries and 48 half-centuries in 236 innings, with a phenomenal best score of 264 runs.

Rohit Sharma has also made his mark in the fast-paced world of Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), representing India in 148 matches. In this format, he has scored 3,853 runs at an average of 31.32. His T20I career includes four centuries and 29 half-centuries, with a highest score of 118 runs.

In addition to surpassing MS Dhoni and climbing the run-scoring ladder, Rohit Sharma reached another milestone during the match as he completed 2,000 runs as an opener in Test cricket. In 27 Tests as an opener, Rohit has accumulated 2,035 runs at an impressive average of 53.55 in 40 innings. During his time as an opener, he has notched up seven centuries and five half-centuries, with a top score of 212 runs.

As the second session of day one concluded, India found themselves at 182/4, with the tenacious Virat Kohli remaining unbeaten on 18 runs. Starting the session at 121/0, Rohit Sharma (63*) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (52*) held a promising partnership before Jaiswal’s dismissal for 57 runs. Shortly after, Shubman Gill (10) and Rohit Sharma (80) fell in quick succession, leaving India at 155/3. Virat Kohli continued the innings alongside vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who unfortunately fell for eight runs on the final ball of the session.

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