West Indies vs India 2019: Rohit Sharma On Verge Of Breaking Yuvraj Singh Record
Of late, Rohit Sharma has been a regular record-breaker in the International Cricket. After achieving quite a few records in ICC World Cup 2019, he continued the same in T20I series against West Indies as well. Now, in the final ODI, he is pretty close to breaking the record tally of Yuvraj Singh in the ODI format of the game.
The Indian opener Rohit Sharma will be eyeing a major milestone when he steps out to bat in the third ODI between India and West Indies in Trinidad on Wednesday. Rohit stands just 26 runs away to surpass former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on the list of Indian batsmen with most runs in ODI cricket.
Going by his form, most probably, Rohit Sharma would break the record in the third and final ODI against West Indies. He would like to make it up for the failure in the second ODI as well, which India won by 59 runs via DLS method.
Rohit Sharma will become 7th highest Indian run-scorer:
Rohit Sharma has 8676 runs 217 matches while Yuvraj Singh finished his decorated career with 8701 runs in 304 matches. Yuvraj retired from international cricket earlier this year and played T20 cricket at the second season of Global T20 Canada.
Rohit Sharma has been one of the most consistent performers for India in limited-overs cricket in the last 3-4 years and continues to be a vital cog of the Men in Blue’s batting line-up.
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If Rohit manages to go past Yuvraj on Wednesday, he will become the 7th highest Indian run-getter in ODIs behind Sachin Tendulkar (18426), Virat Kohli (11406), Sourav Ganguly (11363), Rahul Dravid (10889), MS Dhoni (10773) and Mohammad Azharuddin (9378).
Apart from Rohit Sharma, the likes of Virat Kohli and Kuldeep Yadav are also verge on breaking a few records. Virat Kohli requires 26 runs to overtake Sarwan in most runs during India and West Indies matches while the Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav is just 4 wickets away from becoming the quickest to 100 wickets.