Rohit Sharma writes history as he joins Virat Kohli in massive feats

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli

India captain Rohit Sharma achieved a great feat for his team in Test cricket. The senior opener batted and became the 17th player from Team India to surpass 4000 runs in the longest format of the game.

Rohit Sharma achieved the feat on Day 3 of the ongoing fourth Test match against England. The penultimate match of the five-match Test series between the teams will be held at the Jharkhand Cricket Association complex in Ranchi, where the hosts have asserted their authority.

Rohit Sharma achieved the milestone during the second innings of the match. India were set a target of 192 runs to chase and the first batsman came out with a positive intention, ensuring that his team got off to a valiant start in the final half hour of the game.

Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten with 24 runs at stumps on day 3 and with his knock he surpassed 4000 runs. The Indian captain, who currently has 4003 runs, would hope to add more to his tally and lead his team to victory in the fourth Test and also seal the series with a match left in Dharamshala.

Rohit Sharma would now hope to overtake Gautam Gambhir in the list of India’s leading run-getters in Test cricket. The left-hander’s career with 4154 runs in 58 Test matches. By the way, the Indian captain takes care of his business, it won’t be a surprise if he outplays Gambhir in this series. The series has one more match left which will be played in Dharamshala, starting March 7.

Sachin Tendulkar is India’s leading run-getter in Tests with 15921 runs to his name. India head coach Rahul Dravid is next on the list with 13265 runs. The duo is followed by Sunil Gavaskar, Virat Kohli, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly, Cheteshwar Pujara, Dilip Vengsarkar, Mohammad Azharuddin, Gundappa Viswanath, Kapil Dev, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni, Mohinder Amarnath, Gautam Gambhir and Rohit Sharma. respectively.

Rohit Sharma completes 1000 runs against England in Test cricket; He joins Virat Kohli on the list

Apart from completing 4000 runs in Test cricket, Rohit Sharma also achieved a special milestone. The batsman scored 1000 runs against England in the longest format of the game, joining the likes of Virat Kohli, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rahul Dravid on the elite list.

Rohit Sharma currently has 1013 runs for England and achieved the feat in his 13th game against the Three Lions. The batsman would be eager to add more to his tally and help his team win. In the last match in Rajkot, he launched a big blow against his rivals.

Virat Kohli is also on the list with 1991 runs in 28 Tests against England. Ahead of him are Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar, who have more than 2000 runs against the Three Lions. Tendulkar is the leading run-getter with 2535 runs in 32 Tests, while Gavaskar scored 2483 runs in 38 matches. Rahul Dravid and Cheteshwar Pujara are also ahead of Rohit Sharma in the elite list.