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Captain of Indian Cricket Team – Rohit Sharma

Captain of Indian Cricket Team – Rohit Sharma: The Indian cricket team currently ranks at the top among the world’s best teams, and the responsibility of leading this team rests on the shoulders of Captain Rohit Sharma, who was declared India’s full-time captain by the BCCI in the year 2022. Before that, the Hitman had captained Team India several times and led the team to victory.

In today’s article, we will take a look at the records of our captain Rohit Sharma and also discuss some great captains of India.

Rohit Sharma’s journey as captain

After leaving his mark on the global stage by winning the trophy with Mumbai Indians in the IPL, Rohit Sharma was appointed as the captain of Team India for the first time in 2017. During that time, Rohit was given the captaincy in the absence of Virat Kohli. As captain, Hitman played his first series with the Sri Lankan team, which was a series of 3 one-day matches. He led the team to victory in this series with a score of 2-1. After that, he also played a series of 3 T20 internationals with the Sri Lankan team, where he secured a win with a score of 3-0. After this, the command of Team India was returned to King Kohli.

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However, in 2018, with Virat Kohli absent once again, Rohit Sharma was handed the captaincy once more. Under his leadership, the team emerged as champions in the tri-series between Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and India. The Hitman claimed the title for India in the Nidahas Twenty20 Tri-Series by defeating Bangladesh. But he didn’t stop there. He led Team India to victory in the 2018 Asia Cup as well. India emerged as champions in Asia in 2018 by defeating Bangladesh. After this, the command of the team was once again handed over to Kohli. However, in 2022, the board conferred upon Hitman the status of full-time captain of the Indian cricket team. Since then, he has led India to victory on numerous occasions against various teams.

Afterwards, Rohit Sharma led Team India in five tournaments, three of which were ICC tournaments. Additionally, two tournaments were organized by the Asian Cricket Council, meaning two were Asia Cups. Under Hitman’s leadership, India faced defeat in the 2022 Asia Cup and also suffered a loss in the semi-final of the 2022 T20 World Cup. Not only that, but thereafter, Team India had to face defeat against the Australian team in the final of the 2023 World Test Championship. However, Rohit Sharma bounced back and showed a commendable performance, leading Team India to victory in the 2023 Asia Cup, where they defeated Sri Lanka to claim the trophy.

After achieving a historic victory in the Asia Cup, Rohit Sharma led Team India to secure a spot in the World Cup 2023 final without losing a single match. However, they once again had to face defeat at the hands of the Australian team, a wound that still feels fresh in the hearts and minds of all Indian fans today. Following these tournaments, Hitman’s next mission is to win the T20 World Cup 2024, which is set to commence on June 1st, hosted by the United States and the West Indies. Fans and cricket pundits are hopeful that Team India will clinch the trophy in this tournament.

the following facts about Rohit Sharma’s captaincy tenure and achievements:

  • Rohit Sharma first captained Team India in 2017 in the absence of Virat Kohli.
  • He led India to victory in a series of 3 one-day matches against Sri Lanka with a score of 2-1.
  • Rohit also secured a win in a series of 3 T20 internationals against Sri Lanka with a score of 3-0.
  • In 2018, Rohit Sharma was appointed captain again in the absence of Virat Kohli.
  • Under his leadership, India won the Nidahas Twenty20 Tri-Series by defeating Bangladesh.
  • He also led India to victory in the 2018 Asia Cup by defeating Bangladesh in the final.
  • In 2022, Rohit Sharma was appointed as the full-time captain of the Indian cricket team by the board.
  • Under his captaincy, India faced defeat in the 2022 Asia Cup and lost in the semi-final of the 2022 T20 World Cup.
  • Team India also suffered defeat against the Australian team in the final of the 2023 World Test Championship.
  • However, Rohit Sharma led India to victory in the 2023 Asia Cup, defeating Sri Lanka in the final.
  • He then led Team India to secure a spot in the World Cup 2023 final without losing a single match.
  • India faced defeat against Australia once again in the World Cup 2023 final.
  • Rohit Sharma’s next mission is to win the T20 World Cup 2024, which is set to commence on June 1st, hosted by the United States and the West Indies.

Rohit Sharma Captaincy Record (Captain of indian Cricket Team)

It is known that Rohit Sharma has captained Team India in a total of 115 international matches so far, out of which he has won 87 and lost 26. During this period, one match ended in a tie, two matches ended in a draw, and one match remained inconclusive. Hitman Rohit Sharma’s winning percentage is 73.91, which is quite high compared to any other Indian captain.

List of captains who made India win the ICC trophy

Let’s note that only two Indian captains have been successful in leading Team India to victory in ICC trophies so far. India’s first ICC trophy was secured by the great all-rounder Kapil Dev, who won the 1983 World Cup. Following him, Captain Cool MS Dhoni led India to victory in the 2007 T20 World Cup, the 2011 Cricket World Cup, and the 2013 Champions Trophy, clinching three ICC trophies for India.

This list also includes the name of Sourav Ganguly, who achieved victory in the 2002 Champions Trophy. However, during that time, he couldn’t lead the team to victory as the match was canceled, resulting in the trophy being shared between Sri Lanka and India. This is why the significance of that trophy is not particularly high in people’s eyes.

List of captains who made India win Asia Cup

Among the captains who led the Indian cricket team to win the Asia Cup trophy are Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Mohammad Azharuddin, MS Dhoni, and Rohit Sharma. Gavaskar and Vengsarkar have led India to win the Asia Cup once each, while Azharuddin, Dhoni, and Rohit have led Team India to win the trophy twice each.

Gavaskar won in 1984, Vengsarkar in 1988, Azharuddin in 1990 and 1995, MS Dhoni in 2010 and 2016, and Rohit Sharma in 2018 and 2023 have won the Asia Cup trophy.

Most matches as captain for India

PlayerMatchesWonLostTiedDrawNo ResultWin%Loss%
MS Dhoni3321781206151353.6136.14
M Azharuddin22110490219647.0540.72
Virat Kohli21313560311463.3828.16
Sourav Ganguly1959778015549.7440
Rohit Sharma115852612173.9122.6
Most matches as captain for India

Most Odi matches as captain for India

PlayerMatchesWonLostTiedDrawNo ResultWin%Loss%
MS Dhoni2001107450115537
M Azharuddin74907620651.7243.67
Sourav Ganguly146766500552.0544.52
Virat Kohli5652710268.4228.42
Rahul Dravid79423300453.1641.77
Most Odi matches as captain for India

Most Test matches as captain for India

PlayerMatchesWonLostTiedDrawNo ResultWin%Loss%
Virat Kohli684017011058.8225
MS Dhoni60271801504530
Sourav Ganguly492113015042.8526.53
M Azharuddin471414019029.7829.78
Sunil Gavaskar4798030019.1417.02
Most Test matches as captain for India

Most T20I matches as captain for India

PlayerMatchesWonLostTiedDrawNo ResultWin%Loss%
MS Dhoni72412810256.9438.88
Rohit Sharma54411210075.9222.22
Virat Kohli5030162026032
Hardik Pandya1610510062.531.25
Suryakumar Yadav75200071.4228.57
Most T20I matches as captain for India

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