India vs Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma Surpasses MS Dhoni To Become India's Most Capped Player In T20Is

Updated: 03 November 2019 18:55 IST

Rohit Sharma has now represented India in 99 T20Is while MS Dhoni has played 98 matches for the country in the shortest format.

India vs Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma Surpasses MS Dhoni To Become India
Rohit Sharma surpassed MS Dhoni to become the most capped T20I player. © AFP

Rohit Sharma surpassed MS Dhoni to become the most capped T20I player for India during the first Twenty20 International (T20I) against Bangladesh at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday. Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma has now represented India in 99 T20Is overtaking MS Dhoni's tally of 98 matches. Rohit Sharma has scored four centuries and 17 half-centuries in T20Is, accumulating 2,443 runs at an average of 32.14. His batting prowess at the top of the order also makes him one of the most important players for India in the shortest format of the game. He has a high score of 118 in this format.

Rohit Sharma had made his T20I debut against England during the World T20 in 2007. The Mumbai batsman is third in the overall list of most capped T20I players behind Pakistan's Shoaib Malik (111) and Shahid Afridi (99).

Rohit Sharma is leading India in the T20I series against Bangladesh as regular captain Virat Kohli has been rested.

Bangladesh have never beaten India in a T20I match and it will be a chance for Rohit Sharma to help his national team maintain the record.

India and Bangladesh will play the second T20I at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on November 7 which will be followed by the final match being held at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on November 10.

Highlights
  • Rohit Sharma has now represented India in 99 T20Is
  • MS Dhoni has played 98 matches for the country in the shortest format
  • Rohit Sharma had made his T20I debut against England in 2007
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