Rohit Sharma is one of the most successful captain Team India has had, behind MS Dhoni who leads the charts.
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Rohit replaced Virat Kohli as India’s white-ball captain after the ICC T20 World Cup last year.
Let’s look at his record as T20I captain.
Rohit is the fifth-most successful T20I skipper in the history of t20 cricket
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Sharma has guided India to 35 wins in 45 games.
Among Indians, the 35-year-old is just second to the legendary MS Dhoni, who took the team to 41 victories in 71 games. (Sportz18.com)
Among captains who have played in at least 40 T20Is, Rohit’s win percentage of 77.77 is only second to Asghar Afghan’s 81.73.
Rohit has so far guided India to 17 T20I victories in 2022.
The Indian T20 Skipper has surpassed Dhoni’s tally of 15 wins in the recently-concluded series against South Africa.
Rohit Sharma has particularly been brilliant in T20Is played at home.
He has 21 wins in 24 home matches which is the highest for any captain.
New Zealand’s Kane Williamson & England’s Eoin Morgan jointly hold the second place with 15 wins apiece.
Rohit Sharma’s tally of 1,411 T20I runs as skipper is only second to Kohli (1,570) among Indians and sixth-highest overall.
Rohit has a strike rate of 150 as skipper.
Sharma guided India to a T20I series whitewash in his maiden leadership assignment against Sri Lanka in the year 2017.
Rohit has guided the Men in Blue to five whitewashes in T20Is.
India have won 10 bilateral T20I series under skipper Rohit.
The only loss came against New Zealand in 2019 where the team suffered a 2-1 loss under under his captaincy.
Besides bilateral series, he guided India to the Nidahas Trophy title in 2018 – a tri-series involving Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Rohit is the only players to slam two T20I centuries as skipper, along side Babar Azam who also has scored two centuries.
His 35-ball century came against SL in 2017 is the fastest for a captain in the format.
India will be looking to lift the 2022 T20 World Cup Trophy under Rohit’s Captaincy.