Rohit Sharma eyes two milestones of MS Dhoni as India reaches Asia Cup 2023 final


New Delhi: Team India has been unstoppable in the Asia Cup 2023 under the leadership of Rohit Sharma. The team secured its third consecutive win in the tournament on Tuesday and also qualified for the final. India beat Nepal by 10 wickets in the first group stage. Then they defeated Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Super-4. The team will take on Bangladesh in its last match of Super-4 on 15 September. After that, India will face either Pakistan or Sri Lanka in the final on 17th September. Rohit Sharma’s captaincy record is impressive, as he has not lost a single match in the ODI Asia Cup so far and has also lifted a trophy. He can surpass two big records of former Indian legendary captain MS Dhoni in the next 5 days.

Rohit Sharma has led India in 9 matches in the ODI Asia Cup and has won 8. One match was tied. During this period, the Indian team played matches against 5 countries – Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. That means none of these 5 countries have been able to defeat Rohit till now. If Team India wins the Asia Cup title after beating Bangladesh on September 15, then Rohit will achieve 2 records.

No captain has won 10 matches
ODI Asia Cup has been played since 1984 and 8 Indian players have captained so far, but none of them have won 10 matches as captain. In such a situation, if Rohit Sharma wins the next two matches of the tournament, then he will become the first Indian captain to win 10 matches in the ODI Asia Cup. This record is currently held by MS Dhoni. He has won a maximum of 9 matches as captain.

India has won the ODI Asia Cup title 6 times so far. MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma have made the team champion once each. That means, after winning the Asia Cup 2023 title, Rohit will go ahead of former captain MS Dhoni in terms of trophies. Mohammad Azharuddin has won a maximum of 2 titles of the ODI Asia Cup as the captain of India. Rohit can equal him.