Rohit Sharma set to surpass former India opener Gautam Gambhir in Test runs tally

 Rohit Sharma set to surpass former India opener Gautam Gambhir in Test runs tally

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After a thumping win over England by five wickets in Ranchi India led the five-match Test series by 3-1. Rohit Sharma and co would like to end the series by 4-1 in Dharamsala. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association will host the final Test match on March 7.

This is a memorable series for Team India. India not only won the series, it’s a greater achievement because several big names were not part of this series. Full credit went to Rohit Sharma for having faith in youngsters.

Virat Kohli withdrawals his name from the series before the first Test in Ranchi. Mohammed Shami was also out, even middle-order batters KL Rahul and Shreyash Iyer were not there since the second Test.  After a defeat in the first Test match in Hyderabad, India came back very strongly.  Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel and Akash Deep were the debutants in the series. Rohit Sharma continued to keep his faith in these debutants.

Gautam Gambhir played 58 Tests for India

Rohit Sharma not only won the series with this new test side. He will have the chance to surpass former left-handed India opener Gautam Gambhir in Tests. Gambhir scored 4154 runs with an average of 42 in 58 appearances in red-ball cricket for India. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma scores 4034 runs in his 58 Tests with an average of 44.83. The Mumbai-born batter is just 120 runs short of surpassing Gautam Gambhir. Rohit is not only a successful leader, as an individual he holds many records. If he scores 120 runs in the final Test against England, that will add another feather to his crown.

Rohit also scored a brilliant ton in the third Test. India’s new wicketkeeper batter Dhruv Jurel thanks Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid for keeping faith in him. India is the first team to stop ‘Bazball’. England head coach Brendon McCullum and skipper Ben Stokes never lost a Test series since 2022.


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