Rohit Sharma is currently scaling new heights as the Indian captain. Since leaving the captaincy of Virat Kohli, Team India has been handled well by Rohit Sharma and he has proved to be a superhit in the white ball format but he is yet to prove his worth as a Test captain. Rohit Sharma is yet to be tested when it comes to overseas conditions as it will not be easy for the hitman to match the success that Virat Kohli has achieved on overseas tours.
Virat Kohli has also made many such records as captain, which will be almost impossible for Rohit to break. So today, through this article, let us tell you the three records of Virat Kohli’s captaincy, which Rohit Sharma will probably never be able to break.
1. Captain who played the most Test matches for India
Rohit Sharma made his international debut in 2007 but he could not achieve the fame that fans expected in the early stages of his career, especially in Test cricket. However, his Test career took off after his maiden Test century against South Africa during the home series in October 2019. Virat Kohli on the other hand captained India for the first time in Test cricket in 2014 and captained 68 Test matches in this format.
In this way, Virat Kohli made the record for most Test matches as an Indian captain. However, it took Virat eight years to play so many Tests. Hence, it is impossible for Rohit to achieve this feat as he is already 34 years old and it is not going to be easy but difficult for him to play Test cricket going forward.
2. Most Test Double Centuries as an Indian Captain
So far, the ‘Hitman’ has managed to score only one Test double century and is expected to play another 2-3 years in this format. In such a situation, it would be almost impossible for him to break Virat Kohli’s record of seven Test double centuries. Virat Kohli achieved the milestone by scoring seven Test centuries in Tests between 2016 and 2019 while captaining the Indian team. The funny thing is that out of these seven, six double centuries were scored in just one year.
3. Most ODI runs as an Indian captain
Rohit Sharma has scored a record three double centuries in ODIs and it is also a fact that hardly any batsman can break his record. Apart from this, the highest individual score in ODIs is 264 in Rohit’s name. Both these records are unbroken till date and the ‘Hitman’ is certainly one of the best batsmen in 50-over cricket but it would be almost impossible for Rohit Sharma to break a record of Virat Kohli. That record is currently recorded in the name of Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli is currently quite ahead in terms of scoring the most ODI runs as an Indian captain. He has scored 5449 runs in 95 matches played in ODI cricket as an Indian captain. While Rohit Sharma is still far behind him and keeping in mind his age as well as fitness, then even this record is impossible to break.