Rohit Sharma trumps Sourav Ganguly’s major record in third Test vs England


In the gripping game of cricket that continues to enthrall millions, captain Rohit Sharma of India has achieved a significant milestone, outshining the formidable record of the famed former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, in a Test match against England.

Amidst the engrossing third Test of the much-awaited five-match series held at the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot, Team India found themselves in early trouble. In a situation that demanded resilience, they were reeling at a precarious score of 33 for the loss of three essential wickets. However, in these testing times, the Indian captain Sharma, alongside all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, took to the crease and carefully crafted a remarkable partnership. Both players demonstrated exceptional skill in steering the inning back on track with their respective half-centuries.

Rohit Sharma, the prolific batsman and strategic leader, reached a personal triumph during his valiant innings. Upon surpassing the 65-run mark, he leapfrogged the iconic Sourav Ganguly in the annals of cricket history by scoring the highest number of runs in international cricket. The legendary Ganguly, revered by fans worldwide, had an illustrious career amassing 18,575 runs across various formats in 424 matches. Rohit Sharma took his place above Ganguly in his 470th international outing, placing him as the fourth highest Indian run-scorer on the international stage.

Sachin Tendulkar, the master blaster, remains unrivaled at the pinnacle with a whopping 34,357 runs, not just in India but on the international scoreboard as well, a testament to his more than two-decade-long invincible career. Virat Kohli, who stands out with 26,733 runs in 522 matches while maintaining an impressive average of 54.11 and achieving 80 centuries, is another prominent figure missing in the ongoing series. It should be noted that Tendulkar and Kohli both have adorned their careers with an array of centuries, 100 and 80 respectively, dominating the top two spots in this particular facet of the game.

Rahul Dravid, the current head coach of India, formerly an unparalleled wall on the batting field, occupies the third berth among Indian stalwarts with a monumental tally of 24,208 runs, achieved over a span of 509 matches and an average of 45.41. With the baton passed, Sharma is not just defending his team’s honor on home grounds but also the chance to outdo England’s Joe Root, who is competing in the same series and has so far accrued 18,883 international runs.

This list underlines the caliber and contribution of Indian cricketers in the international cricket landscape:

1. Sachin Tendulkar: 34,357 runs
2. Virat Kohli: 26,733 runs
3. Rahul Dravid: 24,208 runs
4. Rohit Sharma: Surpassing Sourav Ganguly

The heart of the game resonates with every run scored, every partnership formed, and every record broken. Rohit Sharma’s latest feat not only speaks of his personal journey but also reaffirms India’s legacy in the cricketing world. As the series unfolds, fans anticipate more records to be surpassed and history to be rewritten, embodying the spirit of cricket that goes beyond boundaries and generations.

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