Team India skipper Rohit Sharma touched two massive
milestones in Wednesday’s Asia Cup match against Hong Kong. The 35-year-old
India captain scored a stormy 21 off 13 balls in his opening partnership with
KL Rahul before being caught out. By scoring those 21 runs, Sharma become the
fourth-highest Indian run-getter as an opener, touching 12,000 runs. However, a
bigger record awaited Sharma. India’s victory by 41 runs against Hong Kong made
Sharma India’s second-most successful T20 international captain, second only to
Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

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Rohit has captained India in 37 T20 internationals. Of
those, India has won 31 matches, registering a win percentage of 83.78%.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the man who led India to T20 glory, captained the Men in
Blue in 72 matches, of which India won 41. Under Dhoni, India’s win record was

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The man Sharma surpassed Wednesday, Virat Kohli – he has led
India in 50 T20 internationals. Of them, India has won 30, registering a win
percentage of 60%.

Rohit Sharma’s team put up a formidable 192-run total
against Hong Kong to secure a spot in the super 4 of the Asia Cup. India has
won both the two matches they have played. The first was against arch-rivals
Pakistan where India defeated the Men in Green by 5 wickets.

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After Wednesday’s victory, Rohit Sharma said that the team
managed to put up a good total on the board. He did, however, mention that
bowling could have been better. Hong Kong managed to put up a strong fight
against India scoring 152 runs in their 20 overs at the loss of 5 wickets.
Rohit Sharma has immense praise for Suryakumar Yadav whose 26-ball 68 with 6
sixes and 6 fours ensured India a winning chance. Suryakumar Yadav was adjudged
the Man of the Match.