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Rohit Sharma becomes 2nd Indian batter to reach huge milestone in T20 cricket

By Priyanka Verma 
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Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has become the second Indian and seventh batter overall to cross 10,000 runs in men’s T20 cricket. Rohit reached the milestone in Mumbai Indians’ Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Punjab Kings in what was his 362nd innings in the shortest format of the game. The only other Indian batter to reach this milestone is none other than Virat Kohli.

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Meanwhile, other than Rohit and Kohli, only Chris Gayle, Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard, Aaron Finch and David Warner have reached 10,000 in T20 cricket.

The swashbuckling opener registered 28 runs off 17 balls, hammering three fours and two sixes.

Considered by many to be one of the best hitters in T20 cricket, Rohit also became the first Indian in 2007 to slam a century in the format, in what his only second game for Mumbai in the inaugural edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy.

He also holds the record for most tons in T20Is (4) and is also the joint-fastest centurion (35 balls) in the format.

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The Team India captain also is in pole position in the six-hitting charts among Indians in T20 format with 427 maximums.

He is also third in the all-time standings of IPL run-getters with over 5700 runs, including a ton and 40 half-centuries.

Additionally, Rohit is the highest run scorer in T20 internationals with 3313 runs in 117 innings. He has also scored a record four centuries in T20Is.

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