New Delhi: India’s first match in the World Cup 2023 is against Australia. Australia won the toss and decided to bat first. Indian captain Rohit Sharma made a special record in his name even before entering the field. Rohit has become the oldest player to captain India in the World Cup. In this matter, he has left behind legendary captains like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rahul Dravid.
Rohit’s age has crossed 36 years. Earlier, the oldest captain for India in the World Cup was Mohammad Azharuddin. Azhar was 36 years and 124 days old in the 1999 World Cup. Rohit is 36 years and 161 days old. In this matter Rahul Dravid is at number three. Dravid was 34 years and 71 days old in 2007. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is at number five. Dhoni was 33 years and 262 days old in the 2015 World Cup.
Rohit’s ODI record so far has been excellent. Till the time of writing this report, he has scored 10112 runs in 251 ODI matches. Rohit’s best ODI score has been 264 runs. He has scored 30 centuries and 52 half-centuries. Rohit has also bowled in 38 innings of ODI. He has taken 8 wickets. Rohit has also played 52 Tests and 148 T20 International matches for Team India.
Let us tell you that the World Cup 2023 has started. Its first match was played between England and New Zealand. New Zealand won it by 9 wickets. The second match was played between Pakistan and Netherlands. Pakistan won this match by 81 runs. India’s first match is being played against Australia.
Oldest captain for India in a World Cup match –
- 36 years 161 days – Rohit Sharma (2023)
- 36 years 124 days – M Azharuddin (1999)
- 34 years 71 days – Rahul Dravid (2007)
- 34 years 56 days – S Venkataraghavan (1979)
- 33 years 262 days – MS Dhoni (2015)
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