Rohit Sharma becomes third Indian batsman to complete 8000 runs in the T20 format

Mumbai Indians Captain Rohit Sharma added another milestone to his name by becoming the third Indian batsman to complete 8,000 runs in the T20 format. Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina are the other two Indian players to have completed the landmark.

He completed the milestone during the game played against Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League at Feroz Shah Kotla. Sharma chipped in with 30 off 20 balls to help Mumbai post a competitive score on the board. It was certainly an important innings and helped Mumbai beat Delhi by 40 runs.

Sharma first played for Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League for three consecutive seasons. In 2011, he was signed for a whopping prize by Mumbai Indians. Sharma’s career in the Indian Premier League sky-rocketed to new levels as he helped the franchise lift the coveted trophy on three occasions. He certainly loves the opportunity to opening the innings for Mumbai and likes to take the attack to bowlers in the initial Powerplay overs.

Middle-order batsman Suresh Raina is the leading run-scorer for India in the T20 format. He has been consistent performer for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and has scored more than 5000 runs in the competition since its inception in 2008.

Second on the list is Indian Captain Virat Kohli, who has accumulated 8183 runs in 260 matches at an average of 40.91. He has certainly been a consistent performer for Royal Challengers Bangalore and score more than 5000 runs in the history of Indian Premier League.

Leading run-scorer for India in the T20 format

Player Matches Innings Runs HS Average SR 100s 50s
S Raina 311 295 8216 126* 32.99 138.26 4 49
V Kohli 260 46 8183 113 40.91 133.38 4 60
R Sharma 307 294 8018 118 32.22 133.36 6 53

In IPL 2019, Rohit Sharma has clearly struggled to produce consistent runs for Mumbai at the top of the innings. He has scored 223 runs at an average of 27.8 so far this season. He will be looking to find form with the bat in the next couple of games.