Team India skipper Rohit Sharma’s run as the full-time captain has begun on a good note. After winning against New Zealand and the West Indies at home, the Men in Blue are on the verge of another series win in the shortest format under the 34-year old.
The Indian team kicked off the three-match series against Sri Lanka with a 62-run win in Lucknow. Rohit, Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer were impressive with the bat as the hosts accumulated 199 in 20 overs. The visitors were restricted to just 137 runs.
If the Rohit-led team can beat the Lankans in the second T20I, it will be a record-breaking moment for the captain.
Currently, India have 15 wins in 16 T20Is under Rohit’s leadership at home and is levelled with England skipper Eoin Morgan and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson. A win in Dharamshala will see Rohit record the most wins at home as a captain in T20Is. He is also ahead of Virat Kohli’s 13 and former skipper MS Dhoni’s 10 wins at home.
Rohit needs 19 runs to reach 1000 runs as a captain in the shortest format. The list has the likes of Aaron Finch, Eoin Morgan, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Babar Azam, among others.
Sharma has a chance to become the second-fastest batsman to reach the milestone if he scores more than 18 runs in today’s game. Babar is the fastest to reach the milestone in 26 innings. If Rohit touches the mark, he will go ahead of Kohli’s record (30 innings).