Virat Kohli leaving behind milestones and the greatest batsmen of all time is pretty usual now. Every time he walks out to bat, we know that he would return with at least a record or two. But interestingly now Rohit Sharma has a chance to leave behind Virat Run Machine Kohli. There’s a record in which Rohit Sharma can beat Virat Kohli.
Kohli’s rest has given this opportunity to Rohit Sharma
Kohli will not be playing in the 3 Match ODI series that begins in Dharamshala tomorrow. Virat has asked for rest citing the reason that his body needs rest. The team will be led by Rohit Sharma in the absence of the ever charged up Skipper.
Rohit can outnumber Kohli
Virat Kohli has hit 6 ODI runs in this year which is the most by any. Just after Kohli on the list is Rohit Sharma. While Kohli has 6 centuries in 26 matches played in 2017, Rohit has 5 centuries in 18 matches.
Now Rohit has an amazing opportunity to surpass Virat Kohli and end up being the batsman with most ODI hundreds in 2017. For this Rohit will have to score two centuries in the 3 game series to surpass Virat Kohli and one century to be at par with Virat Kohli.
Given the form Rohit will be carrying from the test series to the ODIs we got to believe that Rohit can indeed do this. Sri Lankan bowlers have given up already in the test series and Rohit Sharma has always taken a liking to the Sri Lankan bowling. But there would also be the added burden of captaining the side in absence of Virat Kohli.
Rohit Sharma got a staggering hundred in the test match at Nagpur. Then at the Feroz Shah Kotla he helped India’s causes with two half centuries in the same match.
He’s the only guy on earth to have scored two double hundreds in ODIs. Rohit holds the record for the largest individual score in 50 over cricket. So, aren’t we happy to see Hitman score at least two centuries in the 3 Match OD series.