The final of the World Test Championship 2023 between India and Australia is being played from Wednesday (June 7). In this ongoing match at the Kennington Oval ground in England, the axis of the Indian team is on the shoulders of Rohit Sharma. Interestingly, this is India’s second consecutive appearance in the WTC final. Earlier, India lost in the final against New Zealand led by Virat Kohli. India will try to become Test champions for the first time under the leadership of Rohit. Meanwhile, Rohit has also created a special record.
Rohit Sharma is the fifth captain
This is the first time that Rohit Sharma has led the Indian team in the final of any ICC tournament. Rohit Sharma has become the fifth captain of India who has performed this feat. The first World Champion captain Kapil Dev got this honor in 1983.
Sourav Ganguly became the second Indian captain to perform in the ODI World Cup in 2003. Also, MS Dhoni has led India in the Champions Trophy apart from the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup. Also, Virat Kohli led the Indian team in the 2017 Champions Trophy and 2021 WTC finals. India had to lose in this.
Statistics of captaincy in final matches of ICC tournaments
Looking at the captaincy statistics in ICC tournaments, Dhoni has led India in 4 finals. He has won the 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 ODI World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy. In a final match, the Indian team under his leadership suffered a shock defeat.
Kapil Dev was the first Indian to reach the final of an ICC tournament. In 1983, India created history by defeating two-time world champions West Indies to win their first ICC trophy.
Under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly, the Indian team got India a place in the ICC ODI World Cup in the year 2003. With the defeat against Australia, the captain’s dream of making India the world champion for the second time was dashed. Ganguly has captained India in 3 ICC finals, including a joint title in the Champions Trophy, while losing in the other two World Cups. (rohit sharma 5th indian captain in icc event final know about another indians)