India’s top 5 run scorers: Rohit Sharma became India’s fourth-highest run scorer in international cricket by surpassing Sourav Ganguly.

India's top 5 run scorers
India's top 5 run scorers
India’s top 5 run scorers: Indian captain Rohit Sharma came out to bat in the third session of the first day’s play of the ongoing first Test against England in Hyderabad, and during his short stay at the crease on Thursday (January 25), the 36-year-old right-hander The batsman scored 24 runs.

During his stay at the crease for 27 balls, Rohit hit three fours and added 80 runs for the first wicket with Yashasvi Jaiswal (76* off 70 balls). On the second ball of the 13th over, Rohit was sent back to the pavilion by English spinner Jack Leach when he tried to play a big shot against him.

The Indian captain was caught by his English counterpart, Ben Stokes. Rohit was the only Indian batsman to lose his wicket during the first day’s play at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

However, before returning to the pavilion, the star-opening batsman achieved a special feat. During his innings of 24 runs, Rohit overtook legendary Indian captain Sourav Ganguly’s tally of 18,433 runs for India and became the fourth-highest run scorer in international cricket.

In 468* matches, Rohit has amassed 18,444 runs for India. Rohit amassed 18,444 runs, of which he scored 3761 in 55 Test innings, 10709 in 262 ODIs, and 3974 in 151 Twenty20 Internationals. In contrast, Ganguly participated in 421 matches for India during his playing career, amassing 18,433 runs at an average of 41.42.

India’s top 5 run scorers in international cricket

POSITION PLAYER NAME MATCHES RUNS BEST SCORE 100/50
5 Sourav Ganguly 421 18,433 239 38/106
4 Rohit Sharma 468* 18,444 264 46/100
3 Rahul Dravid 504 24,064 270 48/145
2 Virat Kohli 522 26,733 254* 80/139
1 Sachin Tendulkar 664 34,357 248* 100/164

Ganguly, who scored 131 on his Test debut for India against England at Lord’s on June 22, 1996, took his total to 7212 runs in 113 Tests and 11,221 runs in 308 ODIs. He never played a T-20 match for India. His last Test match was against Australia on November 10, 2008, in Nagpur.

Sachin Tendulkar (34,257 runs), Virat Kohli (26,733 runs), and current India head coach Rahul Dravid (24,064 runs) are the only three batsmen who have been successful in scoring more runs than Rohit in international cricket.

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