Rohit Sharma, the hitman as they call him, has joined the likes of Virat Kohli and Martin Guptill to become the third batter in T20 International cricket to score 3000 runs. He achieved this feat while batting against Namibia on Sunday, where he scored a fantastic 50 as well.
Completes 3⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣ T20I runs 👍
Brings up 2⃣4⃣th T20I fifty 👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 8, 2021
This tournament didn’t start the way Sharma would have liked it. He scored a duck in the first game against Pakistan and couldn’t get going against New Zealand as well. Just when several questions were being raised about his intent and form, he thrashed a magnificent 50 against Afghanistan to help his team on to a great start. Continuing his form in the next game, he scored a quickfire 30 of 16 to keep his side in the chase of a qualification spot. In the final league game against Namibia, he took the attack to the opposition bowlers by smashing them all around the park in his 56-run knock-off 37 balls. It included 7 fours and 2 sixes.
Alongside joining the 3000-run club in T20Is, he also unlocked a unique individual achievement. Rohit Sharma is now the only second batter to have scored 3000 runs in all three formats of the game. Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the first player to do so, and his deputy just followed in his footsteps.