New Delhi. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, Team India has performed brilliantly so far in the Asia Cup 2023. The team registered its third straight win in the tournament on Tuesday and also made it to the finals. India defeated Nepal by 10 wickets in the first group round. After that, victory was recorded against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Super-4. The team will face Bangladesh in the last match of the Super-4 on September 15. After this, India will face either Pakistan or Sri Lanka in the final on September 17. As for Rohit Sharma’s captaincy record, he has not lost a single match in the ODI Asia Cup so far and has also won the trophy. He can break two big records of former Indian captain MS Dhoni in next 5 days.
Rohit Sharma has captained 9 matches so far in the ODI Asia Cup and won 8 of them. One match did not result. During this period Indian team played matches against 5 countries Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. So far, even 5 countries have not been able to defeat Rohit. If Team India succeeds in winning the Asia Cup title by defeating Bangladesh on September 15, Rohit will make 2 records in his name.
No captain has won 10 matches
The ODI Asia Cup has been played since 1984 and so far 8 Indian players have captained it, but no one has won 10 matches as a captain. In such a scenario, if Rohit Sharma manages to win the next two matches of the tournament, he will become the first Indian captain to win 10 matches in the ODI Asia Cup. This record is currently held by MS Dhoni. He has won the most 9 matches as a captain.
India has won the ODI Asia Cup title 6 times so far. MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma have made the team champions once each. That means after winning the Asia Cup 2023 title, Rohit will surpass former captain MS Dhoni in terms of trophies. Mohammad Azharuddin has won the most 2 ODI Asia Cup titles as India’s captain. Rohit can match it.
First published: September 13, 2023, 08:30 IST