Rohit Sharma joins Virat Kohli and Martin Guptill in elite list

Rohit Sharma on Monday became the third batter to complete 3000 runs in T20 international cricket during the match against Namibia in Dubai.

Rohit needed 20 runs before India’s final fixture of the ICC T20 World Cup, which he achieved in the third over of the Indian innings. His third boundary against Ruben Trumpelmann added another feather to his illustrious career.

Rohit Sharma is the second Indian after Virat Kohli to enter the 3k club while the third overall with New Zealand opener Martin Guptill being the other one.

Earlier, Virat Kohli won his last Twenty20 toss as India captain and elected to field in its dead rubber against Namibia in the World Cup on Monday.

Kohli announced he would step down before the tournament.

India lost its opening Group 2 games to eventual semifinalists Pakistan and New Zealand before winning against Scotland and Afghanistan.

Kohli said he was immensely proud about how the team had played but “it’s also time to create some space and move forward.”

India made one change from the team which won against Scotland, bringing in spinner Rahul Chahar in place of Varun Chakravarthy.

Namibia brought in all-rounder Jan Frylinck in place of Karl Birkenstock for its last game in the tournament.