Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

India’s skipper Rohit Sharma maintained his exceptional play, particularly in the shortest format, as the Men in Blue defeated Australia 2-1 at home in the three-match series. After dropping the first T20I, the hosts made a strong comeback in the final two matches, chasing down large totals (91 in 8 overs and 187) and winning yet another series. 

With one tie, India has had six T20I series victories. 5 of them saw Rohit Sharma take the lead. Rohit also surpassed Virat Kohli as India’s second most successful captain in the shortest forms with the victory in Hyderabad in the third and final game against Australia, scoring his 33rd victory as team leader.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: BCCI)

Rohit is currently only a few spots behind MS Dhoni, who led India to 42 victories in the shortest format. 

Most Wins As India’s Captain In T20Is

Former Indian Skipper MS Dhoni
Former Indian Skipper MS Dhoni (Image Credits: Twitter)

42 – MS Dhoni, in 72 matches 

33 – Rohit Sharma, in 42 matches 

32 – Virat Kohli, in 50 matches 

Just behind the former Afghanistan skipper Asghar Afghan, Rohit also boasts the second-highest winning % of any T20I captain in the globe. 

Most Successful Captains (In Terms Of Percentage, Min. 30 matches)

80.39 – Asghar Afghan (AFG), 41 wins in 51 matches 

78.57 – Rohit Sharma (IND), 33 wins in 42 matches 

78.38 – Sarfaraz Ahmed (PAK), 29 wins in 37 matches 

67.57 – Gerhard Erasmus (NAM), 25 wins in 37 matches 

64 – Virat Kohli (IND), 32 wins in 50 matches 

62.50 – Faf du Plessis (SA), 25 wins in 40 matches 

61.11 – Eoin Morgan (ENG), 44 wins in 72 matches 

60.78 – Babar Azam (PAK) – 31 wins in 51 matches 

59.57 – Daren Sammy (WI) – 28 wins in 47 matches 

58.33 – MS Dhoni (IND) – 42 wins in 72 matches 

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. Pic Credits: Twitter

As the Men in Blue try to break the 15-year wait for the T20 World Cup, India will want to maintain this momentum under the five-time IPL champion skipper. 

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