Team India: Rohit Sharma has been named the new ODI captain of the Indian team. The BCCI has recently transferred the reins of the ODI team from Virat Kohli to Rohit Sharma. Rohit will now lead Team India in T20I and ODI formats. Popularly called ‘Hitman’, Rohit is considered one of the finest players in ODI cricket and has many unique records to his name. Today, we would talk about Rohit’s ODI career.
So, let’s have a look into this.
Rohit Sharma has played a total of 227 matches in his ODI career so far. He has scored 9205 runs at an average of 48.96. Rohit has scored 29 centuries and 43 fifties in ODIs so far. He has 832 fours and 244 sixes to his name in ODIs. This makes him one of India’s most successful players.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee also decided to name Mr Rohit Sharma as the Captain of the ODI & T20I teams going forward.#TeamIndia | @ImRo45 pic.twitter.com/hcg92sPtCa
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 8, 2021
Here are some of Rohit’s unique records:
Rohit Sharma holds the record for highest ODI score, at 264 runs. This is a world record no other international player has been able to break to date. He also set a record by hitting 33 fours in single innings. Rohit has scored a double century in this format twice. Rohit is the only batsman in the world to score 5 centuries in the ODI World Cup. No other batsman has scored so many centuries in any ICC tournament so far. He is also the only batsman to have scored centuries in all three formats of cricket.
Many veterans praise BCCI’s decision:
Many veterans have backed BCCI’s decision to make Rohit Sharma as captain for ODIs. Former coach Ravi Shastri also believes that the board’s decision to make Rohit as team captain is right, and one which would surely benefit Team India. Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, praised Kohli by calling him the team’s leader.
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