Decoding Rohit Sharma's captaincy records in T20Is and IPL
Virat Kohli stepped down from the T20I captaincy after the 2021 World Cup. Soon after, India found a new leader in Rohit Sharma when he captained them for the first time on November 17, 2021 as their regular skipper. He started his captaincy against the Kiwis with a five-wicket victory and India have remained unbeaten in T20Is ever since. We decode Sharma's captaincy stats.
Why does this story matter?
- Sharma had started his full-time captaincy with a 3-0 whitewash against New Zealand.
- He had made his captaincy debut in the format in 2017 against Sri Lanka during a three-match series, which India had won 3-0.
- He has been quite successful in franchise cricket, having guided Mumbai Indians to several Indian Premier League (IPL) titles.
Trophies won by Rohit Sharma
Sharma is the most successful captain in the IPL, having won the title five times with Mumbai Indians—in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. He also guided Mumbai to the now-defunct Champions League Twenty20 title in 2013 by beating Rajasthan Royals in the final. In March 2018, Sharma-led Team India won the Nidahas Trophy by defeating Bangladesh in the nail-biting final by four wickets.
Sharma's T20Is captaincy record
Sharma enjoys a terrific record in T20Is. He has led India on 25 occasions with the Men in Blue emerging victorious on 21 occasions. Sharma has a winning percentage of 84. He has lost just one series as a skipper against New Zealand in 2019. He has scored 937 runs as a captain at 40.73 with the help of two hundreds.
IPL captaincy record
Sharma has led Mumbai Indians in 129 games, winning 75 matches while losing 50 games. Four of those encounters ended in a tie. Rohit has the best winning percentage in IPL—59.68 (only including captains with 50+ games under their name). He is followed by Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni (59.60). He has won six titles with Mumbai Indians (5 IPL and one CLTwenty20).