Rohit Sharma joined MS Dhoni on a 50-year-old elite list of captains with 6-wicket win over Australia in 2nd Test
Team India defeated Australia by six wickets in the second test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on Sunday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The game ended within three days, and India has now taken a 2-0 unassailable lead in the four-match series.
This win has also helped India to strengthen their grip and secure a place in the ongoing World Test Championship 2021-23. They are currently ranked second and need one win in their final two games to make it to the WTC final.
With the victory in the second test in Delhi, Team India also retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. However, with a win in the second test, Indian captain Rohit Sharma equaled a long-standing record and joined an elite group of captains.
He has levelled the record of former Indian captain MS Dhoni and current Pakistan captain Babar Azam, becoming only the third captain in test cricket history to win his first four games as a full-time captain. Earlier, Rohit led India to a 2-0 whitewash against Sri Lanka at home last year.
Meanwhile, under him, India has already taken a 2-0 lead in the BGT series, and if he can win the third test in Indore, he will become the first captain in 50 years to win the first five tests as a full-time captain. Under Dhoni, India won against South Africa in 2008 by 8 wickets, which was his first test as a captain,
Then, he led India to two wins against Australia in 2008, and in December 2008, India won by six wickets against England in Chennai. Speaking of Babar, he started his captaincy stint with a 2-0 win over South Africa and then beat Zimbabwe 2-0 to make it four out of four.
Meanwhile, Rohit's stats have improved as a captain as well. He has scored 273 runs at an average of 45.50 in four tests, with a high score of 120 runs, which came in the first test in Nagpur. India is all set to play the third test in Indore, starting on March 1.