Rohit Sharma set to surpass Sourav Ganguly in legendary team India list

Updated - 21 Jan 2024, 11:53 PM

Rohit Sharma, Sourav Ganguly
Rohit Sharma, Sourav Ganguly [PC: X/Twitter]

Indian captain Rohit Sharma is all set to overtake Sourav Ganguly in the major record list for the India National Cricket Team. The opening batter is just 156 runs away from surpassing the former skipper for becoming the fourth leading run-scorer for the team in international cricket.

Rohit Sharma will be having a great opportunity to achieve the feat in the upcoming five-match Test series against England. The series between the teams will be played from 25th March to 11th March across five different venues in India.

Rohit Sharma currently has 18420 runs to his name from 467 games. He has been an incredible servant for the Indian cricket team in all three formats of the game. The opening batter has been the backbone of the team for more than one decade and is still going strong.

Over the course of years, Rohit not only has developed himself into one of the greats of Indian cricket but also is rated highly in World cricket. Ever since he started opening in 2013 in white-ball cricket, he has been a different beast and has led India to many famous wins.

After bossing the opening spot in white-ball cricket, Rohit Sharma was assigned the same role in Tests and he hasn’t looked back since then. He has developed into one of the best openers in the world of cricket, smashing truckloads of runs at incredible consistency in all three formats of the game.

The upcoming Test series against England will be a great opportunity for Rohit Sharma to define his greatness. He will be captaining the team in the series and will also a lot would be reliant on him as the team would want him to give good starts and take them to dominating positions.

Rohit would be hoping to surpass Sourav Ganguly’s tally of 18575 international runs in the series. If he does that he will have Rahul Dravid (24,208), Virat Kohli (26,733), and Sachin Tendulkar (34,357) ahead of him in the list of most runs for India.

Most Runs in International Cricket among Indians:

34,357 – Sachin Tendulkar
26,733 – Virat Kohli
24,208 – Rahul Dravid
18,575 – Sourav Ganguly
18,420 – Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma will need to use his bowlers cleverly – Sunil Gavaskar

Batting great Sunil Gavaskar recently made a huge claim ahead of the Test series against England. He said that captain Rohit Sharma will need to use his bowlers cleverly.

Gavaskar also highlighted Rohit Sharma’s century against England during the last series and said that if the batter bats in a similar way then the team will get a good start. He added:

“As captain, Rohit Sharma will need to use his bowlers cleverly. Usually in Hyderabad, there is not enough turn on offer, so if England bats first and makes a successful start till lunch, there we’ve to see how he uses his bowlers to judge him.

“Rohit Sharma scored a tremendous century against England in the Chennai Test during the previous home series. He showed how to bat in a spin-friendly pitch. If he bats similarly then Team India will get a good start. It also eases the work for No. 3 and 4 batters.”

Rohit Sharma would be hoping to make a huge impact in the series both as a skipper as well as a batter.

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