Asia Cup 2022: Rohit Sharma turns into first cricketer to attain 3500 T20I runs in world

The best-handed batter – who has been the main run-scorer within the shortest format of the sport in worldwide cricket – achieved the landmark throughout the match in opposition to Hong Kong within the second Group A match within the Asia Cup 2022 at Dubai Worldwide Stadium.

Rohit opened the innings for India within the match together with KL Rahul and began cautiously in opposition to Hong Kong’s new-ball bowlers. Indians might solely muster six runs within the first two overs as opposition bowlers saved delivering at a slower tempo on a pitch that regarded cheesy. After giving respect to the opposition bowlers for 2 straight overs, the India skipper broke the shackles on the primary ball of the third over when he dispatched Haroon Arshad for a most over mid-on.

Taking part in his 132nd T20I match, Rohit regarded to shift gears shortly within the powerplay and hit one six and a few boundaries and reached 21 off 12 balls. Nevertheless, he miscued the thirteenth supply and was dismissed.

Younger pacer Ayush Shukla bowled one other slower off-cutter supply which Rohit did not clear and all he obtained was a top-edge and fielder Aizaz Khan took a superb catch diving ahead at mid-on to finish Rohit’s cameo.

Earlier than the beginning of this recreation, Rohit had amassed 3499 runs in T20Is and he ended up scoring 3520 runs in worldwide cricket.

Most runs in T20Is:

Rohit Sharma – 3520 Runs

Martin Guptill – 3497 Runs

Virat Kohli – 3358* Runs

Paul Stirling – 3011 Runs

Aaron Finch – 2855 Runs

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