Rohit Sharma makes historic record in international cricket
India National Cricket Team all-format captain Rohit Sharma appeared onto in India’s third T20I against Sri Lanka and became the most capped player in the history of T20 International cricket. The 34-year-old, who replaced Virat Kohli as India’s T20I captain, surpassed the second-placed Shoaib Malik who has played 124 T20I games in the shortest format of the game. More IPL 2022 news here!
“It’s a great feeling representing your country in 125 T20I. Feels good… look to continue playing for many more years,” Rohit said. Rohit is the only Indian player to have played more than 100 T20Is, behind former Indian captains MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, who have played 98 and 97 T20 internationals respectively. Follow us for more betting online cricket contents, predictions and odds.
Malik’s former teammate Mohammad Hafeez (119) occupied the third spot of this feat, while England captain Eoin Morgan (115) and Bangladesh’ Mahmudullah (113) follow the Pakistan duo at fourth and fifth spot. The Indian skipper Rohit, who made his T20I debut at the T20 World Cup in 2007, is yet to lose a game since taking over as captain of the team. He has scored 3308 runs in the shortest format.
“Without a doubt, one of the greatest white-ball players. Look at his performance as a batter and as a captain. Look at the way, he has changed the fortunes of whichever team he has played for. He will definitely go down as one of the greatest white-ball players. In the last World Cup, he hit 5 hundreds. He will go down as one of the greatest white-ball players ever,” legendary player Sunil Gavaskar said.
Under Rohit’s, the Indian team played their 100th T20 International match becoming only the second team next to Pakistan to play 100 games in the shorter format of the game. India has already finished the series against Sri Lanka, defeating them by 62 runs in the first T20I and 7 wickets in the second.
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