Indian captain Rohit Sharma marked his return to the shorter format with a commanding 3-0 victory against Afghanistan. The third T20I, held at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium, was a highly dramatic affair that included a double super-over, ultimately resulting in India’s triumph over Afghanistan.
Both teams scored 16 runs each in the first super-over, leading to a second one where Afghanistan managed only one run in response to India’s 12-run target.
With this triumph, Rohit Sharma’s captaincy record in T20Is now boasts 42 wins, placing him among an elite group of captains from full-member nations with the highest number of victories in the format. Tied for the top spot with former Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan, Rohit’s leadership has been characterized by strategic acumen and guiding his team to success in the dynamic T20 cricket.
The list of most wins as a T20I captain features a closely contested race among four prominent leaders. Asghar Afghan leads with an impressive 42 wins in 52 matches, while Rohit shares the position with Afghans, securing 42 wins in 54 matches. Similarly, former Pakistan captain Babar Azam and England’s Eoin Morgan also have 42 wins each, but in 71 and 72 matches, respectively.
Earlier in the match, Rohit Sharma achieved another milestone by becoming the first batter to score five men’s T20I centuries. Displaying resilience in the face of a batting collapse, Rohit aggressively pursued his century, setting himself apart as the inaugural player to achieve this feat in men’s T20Is. Before this match, Glenn Maxwell and Suryakumar Yadav had four centuries each in the format.
The leading ICC men’s T20I century-makers now include Rohit Sharma with 5 centuries, followed by Suryakumar Yadav and Glenn Maxwell, who both have 4 centuries each.