Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, was in excellent form during the first T20I against the West Indies. He went on to score 64 runs off only 44 balls, hitting 7 fours and 2 sixes in the process. In the course of this innings, Rohit passed Martin Guptill of New Zealand to take the top spot among men’s T20I run scorers. With 27 fifties and 4 centuries, Rohit has now amassed 3,443 runs in the shortest format in 129 matches.
Guptill, on the other side, has 3,399 runs in 116 games thanks to 20 fifties and three centuries. Guptill’s average is 32.37, compared to Rohit’s 32.48.
Virat Kohli, a former captain of India, is in third place with 3,308 runs in 99 games at an incredible average of 50.12.
Aaron Finch, the captain of Australia, is in fifth place with 2,855 runs, while Ireland’s Paul Stirling is in fourth place with 2,894 runs.
In the inaugural Twenty20 International between India and West Indies, the former batted first and scored 190/6 in 20 overs. Dinesh Karthik scored an undefeated 41 runs off only 19 balls with the aid of 4 fours and 2 sixes, while Rohit scored a 64-run innings.
Arshdeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravi Bishnoi all returned with the ball in hand and each took two wickets as India defeated West Indies by 68 runs in 20 overs.