Rohit surpasses Kohli to become India’s highest run-scorer in T20Is

Rohit needed just 11 runs to surpass Kohli’s record before the start of the match.

Rohit took 86 matches to reach the milestone.   -  AFP

Rohit Sharma on Tuesday surpassed captain Virat Kohli to become India’s highest run-scorer in T20 Internationals during the second game against the West Indies at the newly-built Ekana Stadium, here on Tuesday.

Rohit hit an unbeaten 111 off 61 balls to complete his fourth ton in T20 internationals. When he reached a personal score of 11, he surpassed Kohli’s India record of 2,101 runs.

After today’s innings, Rohit now has 2,202 runs to jump to the second spot in the all-time list led by New Zealander Martin Guptill (2,271).

Rohit achieved his feat in style, clobbering a 149kph delivery off pacer Oshane Thomas over the mid-off boundary in the fifth over.

Before Tuesday, Kohli held the record, amassing 2,101 runs from 62 T20 matches at an average of 48.88. Rohit took 86 matches to reach the milestone.