LUCKNOW: Rohit Sharma is on the cusp of a significant milestone as he prepares to lead the Indian men’s cricket team for the 100th time.
This momentous occasion is expected to occur during India’s World Cup 2023 clash against England, scheduled for Sunday, October 29 at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
Hailing from Nagpur, Rohit Sharma will become the seventh Indian captain to achieve this distinction if he takes the field against England.
His predecessors who have led the Indian men’s team in 100 or more matches include MS Dhoni (332), Mohammad Azharuddin (221), Virat Kohli (213), Sourav Ganguly (196), Kapil Dev (108), and Rahul Dravid (104).
Rohit has held the captaincy role since 2017, overseeing nine Tests, 39 ODIs, and 51 T20Is. In the broader context of international cricket, Rohit is one of 49 cricketers who have captained their national teams in 100 or more matches.
Under Rohit’s leadership, India has delivered an impressive performance in the World Cup 2023, having secured victories in all five of their matches.
They are currently on the verge of becoming the first team to qualify for the semi-finals, showcasing excellence in all aspects of the game throughout the tournament.