We have always come across Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli being compared all the time, across the formats. However, somewhere, while doing so, we lost a few magical coincidences that took place between Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma. Meanwhile, we figured out six coincidences between Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma, have a look.
Here are the six coincidences between Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma
8. Both Started Their Captaincy against Sri Lanka:
Though Sachin and Rohit will always get hailed for their heroic knocks, they have also registered quite a few records while doing captaincy as well. Though Sachin failed to register numbers with his captaincy, Rohit Sharma has got incredible numbers in his kitty, as skipper. Coming to the topic, they both led India for the first time against Sri Lanka.
Moreover, both of them lost their first match as the captain for India. Under Sachin, India bowled out to 224, and later, the target got chased down easily by Lankans. Under Rohit, they had faltered for 112 runs on the board. Another major coincidence is that they both got their first century as the captain against Sri Lanka.
2. Similar Career graphs in ODI cricket:
Both, Rohit and Sachin struggled in the One-Day format during the initial phase of their career. However, both have changed their position to opening section, where they excelled and became world-class players for India.
After starting to open the innings, Sachin Tendulkar knocked many memorable knocks for the Men in Blue. Further, he also became the first person to score a double century in international cricket. Later, Rohit Sharma bettered the record and also bagged three double centuries.
3. An Interesting Coincidence in Test format:
Test Cricket has always been the toughest format of all. Sachin Tendulkar finished with staggering numbers while on the other hand, Rohit Sharma is still figuring out the way for success.
However, the duo shares an interesting coincidence, as they both crossed 1000-run mark in their 19th Test inning. In addition to that, they both played their 19th Test innings after playing for three years from their debut match.
4. Quite a few coincidences in IPL:
There is no denying the fact that Rohit Sharma and Sachin Tendulkar are the two big names behind the evolution of Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Meanwhile, they both share quite a few records, which were coincidental.
Firstly, Rohit Sharma and Sachin Tendulkar are the only Indians for Mumbai Indians to register centuries. The former got against Kolkata Knight Riders while the later got against Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
They also share the 500th and 1000th IPL run as well. Both got their milestones against KKR and Rajasthan Royals, respectively. In their first IPL duck, both got dismissed against KKR by edging it to the keeper. Surprisingly, both of their second duck also came against the similar franchise, RCB.
5. Coincidence in IPL captaincy:
Not only in international cricket but also they both share a coincidence in IPL captaincy as well. Shaun Pollock, Harbhajan Singh and Sachin Tendulkar were the captains for Mumbai Indians. And then, Ricky Ponting took the mantle.
Sachin Tendulkar led the side for quite a few seasons before Ponting took over the charge. However, within less period, Rohit Sharma was asked to lead the team, and since then, they never looked back.
Coming to the coincident, they both started their first three games without being beaten and lost their 4th game. After the conclusion of 51 games, their record looks almost similar. Sachin won 30 games and suffered 21 loses while Rohit won 31 games and lost 20.
6. The Duo Shares the same number:
In another interesting story, Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma knocked 111 runs for three times in their career. They both also share the score of 152, which has been scored by only them in the Indian cricket history.
Sachin scored all his 111-run knocks against South Africa while Rohit Sharma scored twice against the Windies and once against Pakistan. Coming to 152-run knock, Sachin scored against Namibia while Rohit knocked against the Windies.