Rohit Sharma: Indian team captain Rohit Sharma created history in the match against Pakistan. He became the Indian cricketer who played the most matches in the history of T20 World Cup. Veteran wicket keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik also achieved a feat with this match.
Team India captain Rohit Sharma created history with his debut match of the T20 World Cup 2022 season. The match was played against Pakistan on Sunday (October 23). Veteran wicket keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik also achieved a huge record in his name with this match. It is known that the Indian team won the match by 4 wickets. Rohit Sharma became the most capped Indian cricketer in the history of T20 World Cup. In this case, he left out former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. This is Rohit’s 34th match against Pakistan in T20 World Cup. Whereas, Dhoni played only 33 matches.
What is Rohit’s position in the overall record?
Overall, Rohit is joint fourth among the most capped players in the T20 World Cup. Along with him, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, former West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo also played 34 matches.
Meanwhile, former Sri Lankan player Tillakaratne Dilshan, who has played the most matches in the T20 World Cup, is at the top. He played 35 T20 matches. Former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who played 31 T20 matches in the World Cup, is third among Indians after Rohit and Dhoni.
These are the players who have played the most matches for India in the T20 World Cup.
Rohit Sharma: 34 matches
MS Dhoni: 33 matches
Yuvraj Singh: 31 matches
Suresh Raina: 26 matches
Wicket keeper Dinesh Karthik too..
Captain Rohit Sharma did not give a chance to the young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant in the playing-11. He has been replaced by veteran wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik in the playing-11. Thus, Karthik dominated the match. Because he played the first match for team India against Pakistan in the first season of T20 World Cup i.e. 2007 also. Since then he has been in the team. Rohit Sharma was also in the squad then but did not get a chance in the Play-11 against Pakistan.
In this match Pakistan lost the toss and batted first and scored 159 runs for 8 wickets. Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya were effective in Indian team bowling. Arshdeep and Pandya took three wickets each. Shaun Masood played the highest innings on behalf of Pakistan team and remained not out with 52 runs. At the same time, Iftikhar Ahmed scored 51 runs in 34 balls.
The Indian team, which entered the ring with a target of 160 runs, performed poorly in the beginning. In the seventh over, the team scored 31 runs as four batsmen went to the pavilion. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma scored four runs each, while Suryakumar Yadav scored 15 runs and Akshar Patel scored two runs. Kohli then put on a century partnership with Hardik Pandya (40 off 37 balls) to help Team India win the match. With this, Team India won by 4 wickets.
India Playing-11: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.
Pakistan Playing-11: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Raoof, Naseem Shah.