Rohit Sharma: Indian captain Rohit Sharma has added another feather to his cap by becoming the seventh Indian cricketer to captain the team in 100 international matches. He achieved this milestone in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match against England at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow.
Rohit joins an illustrious list of Indian captains, including MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Kapil Dev, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly, and Rahul Dravid. He is also the only Indian captain to have led the team in 100 matches across all three formats of the game.
Rohit’s captaincy record has been impressive so far. He has a winning percentage of 74% in ODIs, which is the highest among all Indian captains who have crossed the 100-match mark. He has also led India to victory in the 2022 Asia Cup and the 2023 ODI series against South Africa.
Where does Dhoni, Kohli stand in iconic list of India captains?
MS Dhoni is arguably the greatest captain in Indian cricket history. He led India to victory in the 2007 T20 World Cup, the 2011 ODI World Cup, and the 2013 Champions Trophy. He is also the only captain to have led India to the top of the ICC Test rankings.
Dhoni has a winning percentage of 60% in ODIs, which is the second highest among Indian captains who have crossed the 100-match mark. He is also the most successful captain in T20Is, with a winning percentage of 68%.
Virat Kohli is another successful Indian captain. He led India to a Test series win in Australia in 2018/19, which was India’s first Test series win in Australia in 71 years. He also led India to the top of the ICC Test rankings in 2016.
Kohli has a winning percentage of 68% in ODIs and 58% in Tests. He is also the only Indian captain to have led the team to victory in a Test series in Australia.
Here is a look at how Rohit Sharma compares to the other captains in the elite ‘100 club’:
Rohit Sharma is still in the early stages of his captaincy career, but he has already shown a lot of promise. He has a good record so far, and he has the potential to become one of the greatest Indian captains of all time.
Dhoni and Kohli are two of the most successful Indian captains of all time. They have led India to victory in several major tournaments, and they have also helped India to become a dominant force in world cricket.
It is difficult to compare Rohit Sharma to Dhoni and Kohli at this stage of his career. However, he has the potential to become just as successful as them. He has a good record so far, and he has the support of a talented team.
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