Rohit Sharma set to join elite T20 list against Bangladesh in Rajkot

Ind vs Ban: Rohit Sharma, who could muster only nine runs in the first match, has a chance to become the first Indian player to play 100 T20Is.

Rohit Sharma will be on the cusp of yet another T20I record when India takes on Bangladesh in Rajkot.   -  PTI Photo

Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma will become the first Indian player and second in world cricket to complete 100 T20 Internationals when he takes the field in the second match against Bangladesh here on Thursday.

Shoaib Malik (111 games) from Pakistan is the only player to have played more than 100 T20 Internationals. Rohit had earlier surpassed Virat Kohli’s record to become the highest run-getter in the T20I format of the game.

Rohit's knock of nine runs in the first T20I against Bangladesh at the Arun Jaitley stadium, took his run tally to 2,452 runs, two runs ahead of Kohli’s total.

Rohit also became the most capped player for India in the shortest format of the game. He has now played 99 matches for the Men in Blue, breaking M. S. Dhoni’s record of 98 appearances.