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RCB vs MI IPL 2023: Rohit Sharma registers special 200; joins elite list featuring MS Dhoni

RCB vs MI: Rohit Sharma registered a special 200 in Mumbai Indians' first match of IPL 2023 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB won the toss and opted to bowl first.

Written By: Varun Malik New Delhi Updated on: April 02, 2023 20:56 IST
Rohit Sharma registers special feat in MI's 1st match of
Image Source : INDIA TV Rohit Sharma registers special feat in MI's 1st match of IPL 2023

RCB vs MI: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma added a special feather to T20 captaincy when he took the field in his team's first game of IPL 2023. Sharma's Mumbai face Faf du Plessis Royal Challengers Bangalore in their tournament opener at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. The stylish opening batter has already led his IPL franchise to a record five IPL titles.

Meanwhile, Sharma registered a special 200 in the match against RCB. Rohit Sharma became the third player in the history of the T20 format to captain in 200 matches. He joins an elite list that features only two players- MS Dhoni and Daren Sammy. Dhoni has led five teams, including CSK and India in T20s, while Sammy has captained in 208 matches. Sharma has led only two teams- India and Mumbai Indians in the T20 format.

Most matches as captain in T20s:

MS Dhoni- 307 matches

Daren Sammy- 208 matches

Rohit Sharma- 200 matches

Virat Kohli- 190 matches

Gautam Gambhir- 170 matches

Notably, in the list of most wins as T20 captain, Sharma is on the second place, behind Dhoni. Sharma has won 122 T20 games, while Dhoni has won 179 games. Rohit Sharma has led Mumbai Indians to five IPL titles since 2013. He was given the captaincy hat mid-season in 2013 and led them to the maiden IPL title. Sharma then made his team victorious in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. Rohit is the third-leading run-scorer in IPL. He has scored 5880 runs in the tournament and is only behind Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. Both Virat Kohli and Dhawan have over 6000 runs in the Indian cash-rich league. Mumbai finished at the bottom of the table last season with 4 wins in 14 games. 

MI's Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Cameron Green, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan

RCB's Playing XI:

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Michael Bracewell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Karn Sharma, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Reece Topley, Mohammed Siraj

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