India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma has broken quite a few records with his match-winning knock against Bangladesh on Thursday in the second T20I at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.
Sharma went absolute bonkers on the inexperienced bowling attack of Bangladesh. Sharma and his opening partner, Shikhar Dhawan laid the foundation of a comprehensive win over the Mahmudullah-led side in the Rajkot T20I. While Rohit played the aggressor's role, Dhawan acted as a perfect second-fiddle to the stand-in captain of the Men In Blue. The hosts raced down to the 100-run mark without losing a single wicket inside the first 10 overs.
The 100-run stand between Sharma & Dhawan was their fourth in the format which stands as the record for the most number of 100-run partnerships in T20Is, overtaking New Zealand openers Martin Guptil and Colin Munro, with three 100-run stands each in the format.
The Mumbai lad also achieved a unique feat of scoring the most number of 75-plus knocks in the format as he has managed to cross the 75-run mark 10 times in his T20I career.
Sharma became the first batsman to reach the 2,500-run mark in the shortest format. Virat Kohli (2450 runs) and New Zealand opener Martin Guptill (2359 runs) follow the India opener in the top run-getters list in T20I cricket.
The 32-year-old bagged the record of hitting the most number of sixes (35) in T20Is as captain. His knock consisted of 6 maximums, making him overtake former captain MS Dhoni's tally of 34 sixes as Indian skipper.
India's regular captain Kohli has registered 22 fifty-plus scores in T20Is. Sharma scored his 18th half-century in Rajkot and he also has four hundreds to his name. Thus, he equalled Kohli's record of most 50 plus scores in T20Is.