Rohit and Kohli to script big record
The third and final ODI match between West Indies and India has some interesting things in store for Indian captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma as the power duo is on the cusp of scripting one more big record in One-Day Internationals.
Rohit-Kohli has by far been India’s mainstay in the batting unit and they have stitched together grand partnerships between them.
On most occasions, they both end up scoring hundreds during the team’s passage of play and such is the class of World No.1 and No.2 ODI batsman. They both compliment each other on the field and the success followed them around like a shadow.
Coming to the point, when they both step out to bat at the crease in today’s game, they need 27 runs to complete 1000 partnership runs against the West Indies in Queen’s Park Oval. If they manage to pull off the feat, they will become the first cricket pair to achieve the feat against West Indies in ODIs.
The 32-year-old Rohit Sharma will also eye one more record as he needs 26 runs to surpass Yuvraj Singh to become the 7th highest Indian scorer in ODI cricket.
The 2011 World Cup-winning hero Yuvraj Singh ended his ODI career with 8,701 runs whereas his brotherman Sharma currently stands at 8,676 runs.
It was only recently that Virat Kohli surpassed Sourav Ganguly’s tally of 11,363 ODI runs to become the second-highest run-scorer for India in ODIs. Virat achieved the feat when he played a knock of 120 runs in the second ODI.