IND vs BAN: Rohit Sharma Joins Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid In Elite List; Completes 200 Catches In International Cricket

Published - 15 Sep 2023, 07:21 PM

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma [PC: Getty ]

India National Cricket Team captain Rohit Sharma has achieved a sensational milestone as he has completed 200 catches in international cricket.

Rohit Sharma achieved this landmark during the ongoing match against Bangladesh National Cricket Team, which is the final Super Four stage match of the Asia Cup 2023, on Friday, September 15 at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

Heading into the match, Rohit Sharma had 199 catches in international cricket and he needed just one more catch to become the 5th Indian fielder to reach the landmark of 200 catches in international cricket.

He achieved that when he plucked a stunner at slips in the 14th over to send Mehidy Hasan Miraz packing for a 28-ball 13.

On the last delivery of the 14th over, Axar Patel bowled a short-length delivery and the ball turned away from the batter. Mehidy Hasan Miraz poked at it and the ball ended up going towards Rohit Sharma, who grabbed a brilliant low catch at slips.

Most Catches By Indian Fielders In Men’s International Cricket:

334 – Rahul Dravid

303 – Virat Kohli

261 – M Azharuddin

256 – Sachin Tendulkar

200 – Rohit Sharma

We got to give game time to some other guys who haven’t played – Rohit Sharma

India won the toss and opted to field first in the match. Speaking at the toss, Rohit Sharma informed that they have made as many as five changes to the playing XI in order to give some game time to other players in the 17-man squad.

Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, and Jasprit Bumrah were rested and they were replaced by Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, and Prasidh Krishna.

“We are gonna field first. It is something we haven’t done in the tournament, we haven’t done it under lights so it gives us an opportunity to bat under lights. The wicket honestly has got everything for everyone. Pacers who bend their back in the daytime have also got movement and there have been assistance for the spinners,” Rohit Sharma said.

“Got to be brave and play your natural game. We got to give game time to some other guys who haven’t played. We have made five changes. Virat, Hardik, Siraj, Bumrah and Kuldeep are out. Tilak makes his debut. Shami and Prasidh also come in. Suryakumar also gets a game.”

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