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Rohit Sharma Breaks Babar Azam’s Record to Become Most Successful Captain in T20Is

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Rohit Sharma Breaks Babar Azam’s Record to Become Most Successful Captain in T20Is. India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, has set a new benchmark in the history of T20 Internationals (T20Is) by surpassing Babar Azam’s record for the most wins as a captain. Sharma achieved this feat after leading India to a resounding victory over England in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2024. With this win, Rohit now boasts 49 victories from 61 matches, surpassing Babar’s 48 wins from 85 matches.

India’s Dominant Semi-Final Performance

On Thursday, June 27, at Providence Stadium in Guyana, India showcased a dominant performance against England. After being asked to bat first, India posted a competitive total of 171/7 in their 20 overs. The Indian bowlers then put on a stellar display, bundling out England for just 103 in 16.4 overs, securing a 68-run victory. This win not only propelled India into their third consecutive ICC event final but also marked a significant milestone for their captain.

Record-Breaking Captaincy

Rohit Sharma’s leadership has been instrumental in India’s success. With a win percentage of 78.68, his record as captain stands out compared to Babar Azam’s win percentage of 56.47. Sharma’s aggressive and strategic captaincy has been a key factor in India’s consistent performance in T20Is.

Stellar Batting Form

Rohit Sharma has been in phenomenal form throughout the T20 World Cup 2024. He is currently the third-highest run-scorer in the tournament, amassing 248 runs from seven innings at an impressive average of 41.33 and a strike rate of 155.97. Sharma’s batting prowess was evident in his notable innings of 52 (37) against Ireland, 92 (41) against Australia, and 57 (39) against England.

Historical Achievements

Beyond his captaincy records, Rohit Sharma has also etched his name in the history books as the second-highest run-scorer in T20 World Cups. He has scored 1211 runs from 43 innings at an average of 35.61 and a strike rate of 132.78. Additionally, Sharma has become the leading run-scorer in T20Is overall, with 4222 runs from 150 innings, including five centuries.

As India prepares to face South Africa in the final of the T20 World Cup 2024 in Barbados, Rohit Sharma aims to lead his team to victory and secure his 50th win as captain. His remarkable achievements and consistent performances make him a pivotal figure in India’s cricketing journey.

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