India skipper Rohit Sharma scripts a world record: Details here
On Thursday, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma scripted a world record by clinching his 13th consecutive win as a captain in T20Is.The visitors trumped England by 50 runs in the 199-run chase.India now enjoy a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Rohit also attained a laudable feat of being the second-fastest to 1,000 runs as captain in this format.
Most consecutive wins as captain
Rohit has bettered the previously held record by Asghar Afghan. The latter had led Afghanistan to 12 consecutive wins. Romania’s Ramesh Satheesan was once on a 12-match win-streak between 2020-21. Afghan also holds the third-best tally, having enjoyed an 11-match win streak between 2016-17.
Fastest to 1,000 T20I runs as captain for India
As stated, Rohit has bettered Kohli’s tally of fastest to 1,000 runs as a captain in this format.The Mumbaikar unlocked the feat in his 29th inning.Meanwhile, Kohli had attained the four-figure mark in his 30th inning.He held the record until October 2021 before it was breached by Pakistan skipper Babar Azam (26 innings).
Rohit’s performance as captain in T20Is
Rohit has belted 1,011 runs across 29 innings as captain.He averages 37.44 and has bossed the format while striking at over 150.He has two hundreds and seven fifties.He’s the only captain to have reached the three-figure mark on multiple occasions.Rohit had bashed a 43-ball 118 against SL in 2017.A year later, he stamped a 61-ball 111* versus West Indies.