Asia Cup: Can Rohit, Virat Go Past Sachin Tendulkar?
While Hitman Rohit Sharma wants 226 to go past Sachin, Virat needs 358 for the same.By: Tupaki Desk | 30 Aug 2023 8:29 AM GMT
Former Indian National team skipper Virat Kohli and serving skipper Rohit Sharma are regarded as the giants in the white ball game. It is no wonder that they have the image given the massive records they set up. The two players have been the backbone of the team and played crucial innings whenever the team needed.
The two white-ball giants will be in action in the Asia Cup tournament which will commence today. India will be starting its campaign on a big note by locking horns with arch-rivals Pakistan. Fans pinned high hopes on the team that Men In Blue would lift the trophy.
Ahead of the tournament, the stats say that Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are very close to a record held by Indian legendary player Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin, who is regarded as the God Of Cricket scored 971 runs in the Asia Cup tournaments he played and his runs made him secure the third spot on the list of highest run-getters.
Now the focus is on Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli who also scored good runs. While Hitman Rohit Sharma wants 226 to go past Sachin, Virat needs 358 for the same. It is not a big deal for them if they come into form. If this happens then the two players can go past Sachin Tendulkar.
Rohit Sharma is not just the skipper but also the opener for the team. Since 2013, he has been opening the innings. If he gets going no bowler can stop him. We have seen this in the 2019 edition of the World Cup. With five centuries, he emerged as the player with the highest centuries in a single World Cup edition and surpassed Sachin’s record.
Virat Kohli is a gem of a player and he played many memorable innings in his glorious career. His matching winning innings against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup is a classic example of this. When everyone lost hope in the match, Virat Kohli played a crucial innings of 82 not out and took the team towards glorious victory.
So surpassing Sachin Tendulkar would not be a big issue for the two on their day. Fans are hoping for the same. Let us wait and see.