Rohit Sharma and Virat Kolhi will be working in tandem to end India’s nine-year drought for an ICC trophy by clinching the T20 WC later this year.
Regarded as one of the best batters in the modern era, Rohit Sharma has such records that a lot of cricketers will dream to own. Virat Kohli is no such exception. The 33-year-old himself owns records that Rohit Sharma will be envious about. Both these players are an asset to the national team, and when it comes to records, both these players share their bit of success in the tally.
Speaking at Breakfast With Champions, Kohli previously mentioned how the young cricketers at his time weren’t getting enough attention because of Rohit Sharma. Virat wondered who Rohit Sharma was but was impressed with Rohit’s performance in the 2007 T20 World Cup. He then understood why there’s so much hype for the ‘Hitman’.
The duo later played a lot of matches together and helped India establish itself as a global power in world cricket. However, when it comes to competition, they don’t back out from any challenge. Despite having quite a few unbelievable records to his name, these are the three Rohit Sharma records that can be impossible even for ‘King Kohli’ to break.
1. Scoring 264 runs in an ODI match
Popularly known as the ‘Hitman’, Rohit Sharma justified his nickname in 2014 when he went berserk and scored 264 runs against Sri Lanka. The current India captain took 173 balls and hit 33 boundaries and 9 sixes to achieve this historic feat.
Only Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag previously scored a double century in One-Day cricket, and Virender Sehwag’s 219 was the highest recorded score in ODI’s. However, he shattered the record and made his own. The now 35-year-old later has overall smashed three ODI double centuries, and this is one such feat that’s very difficult for any cricketer to break.
Virat Kohli’s highest score in ODI is 183. He played a marvellous inning against Pakistan in the 2012 Asia Cup to record his highest individual score. With the ‘King’ out of form these days, it will be impossible for Kohli to break this record of Rohit Sharma.