Rohit Sharma’s records in T20 World Cups

Skipper Rohit Sharma became the only second Indian captain to reach the T20 World Cup final. Sharma equalled former India captain MS Dhoni‘s record to reach the finale clash of the marquee tournament at the T20 World Cup 2024. The Indian team under his leadership will take on South Africa in the final of the 2024 season, where Sharma will create and break several records, while eyeing for his first World Cup title as the captain. 

Rohit Sharma’s records in T20 World Cup

Rohit Sharma guided the Indian team to the final of the ICC tournament after a decade, where he will aim for India’s second T20 World Cup. Here are some of the records under Rohit Sharma’s name in the marquee tournament. 

Leading India to third consecutive ICC final

leading india to third consecutive icc final

After India booked their final berth in the 2024 World Cup final, Rohit Sharma became the only captain to lead the side to their third consecutive ICC final in about 13 months. In the previous two attempts, India fell short against Australia in the World Test Championship and ODI World Cup finals. 

Second Indian captain to lead India in final

second indian captain to lead india in t20 world cup final

As mentioned, India’s talismanic batter Rohit Sharma equalled former skipper MS Dhoni’s record to lead India in the T20 World Cup final. Before Sharma, MS Dhoni led the side to T20 World Cup final in 2007 and later in 2014. While India got better of Pakistan in the former season, they faced a heartbreaking defeat to Sri Lanka in the 2014 season. Not only this, but he also matched New Zealand’s Kane Williamson’s achievement by becoming the second captain to lead his side in the finals of all ICC tournament formats. 

Most successful skipper in T20I history

most successful skipper in t20i history

Rohit Sharma-led Men in Blue beat England in the second semifinal of the T20 World Cup 2024 by a margin of 68 runs to become the most successful skipper in T20I history. This was Sharma’s 49th victory as the skipper. With the 2024 World Cup final, Sharma will have a unique opportunity to reach the 50-win mark, that too with the World Cup trophy in his hand. 

Second cricketer to play all seasons

second cricketer to play all t20 world cups

The seasoned Indian opener is the only member of the squad to have played all editions of the T20 World Cup so far. Rohit Sharma made his T20I debut in the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup 2007 against England. On the international stage, he is second cricketer besides Shakib Al Hasan to have played in all the T20 World Cups. 

Second highest run-getter in tournament’s history

second highest run getter in t20 word cup

Rohit Sharma is currently the second highest run-getter in the history of the T20 World Cup, and sits just five runs behind Virat Kohli. Kohli, currently, leads the charts with 1216 runs in 32 innings, averaging at 57.90 and strike rate of 128.81. On the other hand, the 37-year-old has 1211 runs from 43 innings with an average of 35.61 at a strike rate of 132.78. In the 2024 final, Sharma holds the opportunity to surpass Kohli and become the highest run-scorer in the history of the tournament. 

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