In the T20 World Cup match against Namibia on Monday, Rohit Sharma became the third batter in men’s T20 Internationals to score 3000 runs. Rohit scored 56 runs in India’s final T20 World Cup match, laying the groundwork for a stunning 9-wicket victory. In the elusive list, the dashing opener joined Virat Kohli and Martin Guptill who repeated the feat in this WC.  Kohli currently leads the chart with 3,227 runs in 94 T20Is, with Guptill in second place with 3,115 runs in 107. While Rohit made his 116th appearance on the list. The swashbuckling opener is also anticipated to take over as India’s T20I skipper, as it would be Kohli’s final match as captain in the shortest format. Kohli himself has hinted that Rohit will take over as captain in T20Is from him.

“It’s been an honour for me; I was given the chance and I tried my hardest. However, it is also time to make some room and move forward. I’ve been quite pleased with how the team has performed. Now, I believe it is time for the next group of players to lead this squad forward. Obviously, Rohit is here, and he’s been keeping an eye on things for a while,” Kohli said during the toss.

India scored 54 runs in the Power Play, with Sharma scoring 39 of them. In the first over, he had good fortune, as his one-handed pull was caught by Michale van Lingen at fine leg and rolled to the boundary rope for four. Rohit and KL Rahul established a key 86-run first wicket stand to set up India’s chase, which they won comfortably in 15.2 overs. Rahul also hit his third fifty of the season with an unbeaten 54 runs off 36 balls. It was also the final match in the coaching set-up for head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, and fielding coach R Sridhar.