Asia Cup 2022: Rohit Sharma overtakes Virat Kohli, becomes India’s second most-successful T20I skipper
Asia Cup 2022: Rohit Sharma on Wednesday overtook Virat Kohli to become India’s second most successful T20I captain.
He accomplished this during the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 encounter between his team and Hong Kong in Group A in Dubai. As of right now, Rohit Sharma has won 31 of his 37 T20 international games. He’s only dropped six. In this format, he had a staggering 83.78 winning % as captain.
India’s most successful T20I captain overall is still MS Dhoni. India played 72 games under his leadership, winning 41, losing 28, tying one, and producing no outcome in two. He has a 59.28 winning percentage in this style.
Virat Kohli is currently in third place. In 50 T20I games as captain, he only lost 16 and won 30. Two games had no outcomes, while two finished in ties. In this format, he had a 64.58 winning % as the captain.
Coming to the match, put to bat first by Hong Kong, Team India posted 192/2 in their 20 overs. A four and also three enormous sixes were part of Virat Kohli’s 59* from 44 balls, which showed flashes of his previous form. Suryakumar Yadav then erupted in the final few overs, slamming a magnificent 68* off 26 balls with six fours and six sixes.
Pacer Ayush Shukla was Hong Kong’s preferred bowler (1/29 in four overs).
Hong Kong had scored 51/2 in their powerplay while chasing 193. Kinchit Shah (30 off 28 balls) and Babar Hayat (41 off 35 balls) both scored consistently high totals. However, it was insufficient to enable Hong Kong to surprise the powerful Indians as they came 40 runs short of a victory. At the end of their 20 overs, they had scored 152/5. India received straight qualification to the competition’s Super Four Phase.
For India, the best bowler was Ravindra Jadeja (1/15 in four overs). A wicket was also taken by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, and Avesh Khan.
Suryakumar Yadav’s outstanding performance earned him the title of “Man of the Match.”