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Yashasvi Jaiswal Topples Rohit Sharma, Ibrahim Zadran To Become Leading Run-Scorer Of 2024

Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 36 against Zimbabwe on his T20I return (BCCI)Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 36 against Zimbabwe on his T20I return (BCCI)

Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 36 from 27 balls on his T20I return for Team India. Being drafted into the playing XI in place of Abhishek Sharma, Jaiswal launched four boundaries and two sixes and shared a 67-run opening stand with captain Shubman Gill.

The 22-year-old also scaled a huge 2024 batting record through the course of his latest knock, going past India’s regular skipper Rohit Sharma and dashing Afghanistan opener Ibrahim Zadran in the process.

Yashasvi Jaiswal becomes leading run-scorer of 2024

Yashasvi Jaiswal, who failed to make into the playing XI during the entirety of India’s victorious 2024 T20 World Cup campaign in the USA and West Indies, made a return into the group for team’s third T20I of the series against Zimbabwe on July 10. 

Opening the innings with captain Shubman Gill at the Harare Sports Club, the elegant left-hander smacked 36 runs from 27 balls with four boundaries and a couple of sixes to his name.

Through the course of his powerplay blitz for Team India, young Yashasvi Jaiswal soared past Afghanistan’s Ibrahim Zadran (844 runs) and legendary Indian opener Rohit Sharma (833 runs) to become the leading run-getter across all international formats in the year 2024.

After Jaiswal’s milestone knock, here is an updated list of the top five run-getters in international cricket so far this year.

Top Five Highest Run-Getters in International Cricket in 2024

Yashasvi Jaiswal (India)84814
Ibrahim Zadran (Afghanistan)84427
Rohit Sharma (India)83322
Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka)833
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan) 77325

Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 712 out of his 848 runs this year during India’s five-match home Test series against England between January and March. He also clubbed a match-winning 34-ball 68 against Afghanistan during one of the three T20Is back in January.