Indian captain Rohit Sharma will become the ninth Indian player in the archive of the game to compete in more than 400 international matches when he advances to command the Indian team in the second Test versus Sri Lanka in Bengaluru.

He has competed in 44 Tests, 230 ODIs, and 125 T20Is for India till now. Rohit made his ODI debut for India in June 2007 and began to make his T20I debut in the same year. Despite the fact that he had a rough start in the beginning, he has soon transformed into one of India’s most dependable batters.

The other Indians who have played more than 400 games are Sachin Tendulkar (664 matches), MS Dhoni (538), Rahul Dravid (509), Virat Kohli (457), Mohammad Azharuddin (433), Sourav Ganguly (424), Anil Kumble (403) and Yuvraj Singh (402).

“Rohit Sharma did a phenomenal job as captain,” Ravichandran Ashwin stated.

Before the second Test facing Sri Lanka, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin hailed the leadership skills of Rohit, admitting that he is brilliant tactically but also brings a human element to his captaincy style.

“Rohit is tactically strong. He has added a human element to his leadership. He is looking after everyone in the team. The way he looked after Jayant Yadav, who was under bowled in the first Test, was very pleasing,” Ravichandran Ashwin stated.

“Even for the declaration, he wanted Ravindra Jadeja to complete his double hundred. However, Jaddu asked him to declare the innings. Rohit is not new to the leadership, and I think he did a phenomenal job,” Ashwin voiced.

India trounced Sri Lanka by an innings and 222 runs in the first Test in Mohali. They will face in the second match which is a pink-ball day-night game in Bengaluru from 12th of March.

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