India National Cricket Team created history by surpassing arch-rivals Pakistan National Cricket Team and becoming the team to win most T20 Internationals (T20Is) in a calendar year.
Rohit Sharma-led India achieved the sensational milestone on Sunday, September 25, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad by defeating Aaron Finch-led Australia by 6 wickets to clinch the series victory by 2-1.
The Men In Blue have won 21 T20Is in 2022, which is the most by a team in a calendar year. Previously, the record was held by the Men in Green, who won 20 T20Is in 2021.
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The Men In Blue started off the year with the whitewash over West Indies and Sri Lanka at home. In June, India managed to draw the 5-match T20I series against South Africa 2-2.
Under the guidance of Hardik Pandya and VVS Laxman, the Men In Blue defeated Ireland in their own backyard by 2-0. In July, Rohit and Co. registered a 2-1 series win over Jos Buttler-led England National Cricket Team in their own territory.
Also, the Men In Blue won by 4-1 in the five-match T20I series against West Indies National Cricket Team. After that, India didn’t have a good run in the Asia Cup 2022 as they failed to reach the final and finished third in the Super 4 stage.
Rohit Sharma Equals MS Dhoni’s Record To Win Most T20I Matches As Skipper In A Calendar Year
Amongst India’s 21 T20I wins, Rohit has led the side in 15 games. Also, Hardik Pandya has won 3 games and Rishabh Pant have won 2 games. KL Rahul won one game as a captain in the Asia Cup 2022.
With 15 T20I wins in 2022, Rohit equalled Dhoni’s record of most wins by an Indian captain in T20I format in a calendar year.
Most T20I Wins By India Skipper In A Calendar Year:
15: Rohit (2022)
15: MS Dhoni (2016)
08: Rohit (2018)
08: MS Dhoni (2012)
Overall, Rohit has won 33 T20Is out of 42 as a skipper and his win percentage is 78.57, which is the best amongst all Indian captains.
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