Rohit Sharma will lead India against South Africa on Sunday. If India manages to win this match, the Indian skipper will get close to a world record. Rohit Sharma is on the brink of equalling Babar Azam for a world record in the India vs South Africa T20 World Cup 2022 match. We talk more about this record in the below heading.
Rohit Sharma on the verge of equalling Babar Azam’s record in the India vs South Africa match
Rohit Sharma needs 1 more win to equal Babar Azam for the most number of wins in a calendar year in T20I as a captain.
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Pakistan won 20 T20I games in 2021. Until the end of 2021, this was the most number of wins by a team in a calendar year. Babar Azam had led Pakistan in all these encounters. Hence, he also held the record for the captain with the most T20I wins in a calendar year.
However, India is getting close to beating both of these records in 2022. While India has already overtaken Pakistan by winning more than 20 encounters, Rohit Sharma is now close behind Babar Azam’s record, too. So far, the Indian skipper has obtained 19 wins in T20Is this year. If he wins one more encounter, he would equal Babar Azam’s record. With India facing the likes of Bangladesh and Zimbabwe soon, Rohit Sharma can further extend this record.
Babar is facing criticism for his captaincy
Meanwhile, Babar Azam is enduring a tough run as the captain of his team. In the 2022 T20 World Cup, Babar’s Pakistan lost their first two games. While the first loss against India was acceptable to an extent, Pakistan’s defeat to Zimbabwe was disappointing.
On top of this, Babar is himself struggling with the bat. Despite suggestions to bat at No.3, Babar is sticking to his role as an opener. It has to be noted that Babar has done well as an opener and it is just his bad form that is disappointing him. It needs to be seen how he would perform in the next few matches.