Rohit Sharma Eclipses David Warner To Record Most Runs As Opener In WTC History

image-lt43n4tkRohit Sharma in action during Ranchi Test [AP]

In a phenomenal achievement, veteran Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma has become the highest run-getter as an opener in the history of the World Test Championship. 

The Indian captain surpassed Australian stalwart David Warner to attain the remarkable feat during India's recently concluded Test match against England in Ranchi. 

Rohit, who slammed a scintillating fifty in the second innings of the game, currently sits at the top of the list with 2449 runs to his tally. 

Overall, England's veteran batter Joe Root occupies first on the list of most successful batters, followed by the Australian duo of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne at second and third spots, respectively. Rohit, the most successful Indian batter in WTC history, is seventh on that list. 

Most runs as opener in WTC history

  • Rohit Sharma- 2449 runs in 53 innings
  • David Warner- 2423 runs in 68 innings
  • Usman Khawaja- 2238 runs in 48 innings
  • Dimuth Karunaratne- 2078 runs in 43 innings
  • Dean Elgar- 1935 runs in 56 innings

Rohit had blown hot and cold with the bat in the England home series, managing a solitary hundred in the first seven innings. However, the talismanic cricketer earned massive praise following his fighting fifty that helped India secure a clinical win in the Ranchi Test

Having won three of the four concluded Tests, India have already clinched the high-voltage series. The fifth dead rubber between the two teams will be played at the picturesque HPCA stadium in Dharamsala from March 7 to 11.