Indian Captain Rohit Sharma breaks Babar Azam’s this record in T20Is

Rohit Sharma

India’s cricket captain, Rohit Sharma, etched his name in the annals of T20 cricket history by surpassing Pakistan’s Babar Azam to become the most successful T20I captain. In a thrilling encounter during the T20 World Cup 2024, India secured a resounding victory over England, booking their spot in the final.

Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain in T20Is

India’s emphatic win against England marked their third appearance in a T20 World Cup final (after 2007 and 2014). For Rohit Sharma, this victory held special significance. He now boasts 49 wins as a T20I captain, surpassing Babar Azam’s previous record of 48 wins.

Babar Azam led Pakistan to 48 victories in T20Is from 85 matches, with a win percentage of 56.47. In contrast, Rohit Sharma achieved 49 wins out of 61 matches, boasting an impressive win percentage of 78.68.

Rohit’s leadership prowess is complemented by his stellar batting performances in the ongoing T20 World Cup. As the third-highest run-scorer in the tournament, Rohit has amassed 248 runs from seven innings at an average of 41.33 and a blistering strike rate of 155.97, including three half-centuries.

Rohit’s exploits extend beyond captaincy. He now holds the record for the highest run-scorer in T20 World Cup history. With 1211 runs from 43 innings at an average of 35.61 and a strike rate of 132.78, Rohit stands tall among T20I batsmen.

Rohit’s T20I career is nothing short of spectacular. He has amassed 4222 runs from 150 innings, maintaining an average of 32.22 and a strike rate of 140.82. His five centuries in T20Is tie him for the most by any player.

As India prepares to face South Africa in the T20 World Cup 2024 final in Barbados, Rohit aims to achieve another milestone: completing 50 wins as captain in T20Is.

Rohit Sharma’s legacy continues to grow, and his impact on T20 cricket remains indelible. With his blend of leadership acumen and batting brilliance, he exemplifies the essence of a successful captain. As fans eagerly await the final showdown, Rohit’s quest for further records and triumphs adds an exhilarating dimension to the game.

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