Team India underlined its dominance against Australia in the first two One Day Internationals (ODIs) in a cricketing extravaganza that left little space for debate. They have established an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series with their dominant performance. They won the first ODI at Mohali by five wickets, and in the second ODI, they left little room for mistake, winning a decisive 99-run victory (by DLS method).
Rohit Sharma And Virat Kohli Set To Equal A Big Record Of Sachin Tendulkar:
Captaincy Change: KL Rahul Takes the Lead
With top players Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma choosing for a well-deserved rest, KL Rahul was given the leadership for the first two One-Day Internationals. The cricketing world, on the other hand, is looking forward to the return of Kohli and Sharma to the squad for the third ODI, which is set for Wednesday, September 27, in Rajkot.
Kohli and Sharma: Indian Cricket’s Rockstars
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, two modern-day cricketing titans, have a long history of smashing records. They are now on the verge of breaking yet another record, this time one held by none other than the famous Sachin Tendulkar.
Rohit and Virat are aiming to equal Sachin’s record against Australia.
In one-day internationals, both Kohli and Sharma have eight hundred. If they add another century to their score against Australia in the next third ODI, they will have equalled the extraordinary record accomplished by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who has nine hundred in ODIs against Australia.
The Road to the Milestone
Sachin Tendulkar reached this incredible milestone after 70 ODI innings against Australia. In comparison, Virat Kohli has already scored eight hundred in 44 ODI innings, with an excellent average of 53 and a strike rate of 95.34. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has 42 ODI innings with eight hundred at an average of 60 and a strike rate of 94.42.
The Asia Cup in 2023 has increased confidence.
Kohli and Sharma’s spectacular performances in the 2023 Asia Cup, which India won for the first time in history, have surely boosted their confidence. As they prepare for the ICC World Cup 2023, their main goal is to break a decade-long trophy drought.
Team India’s amazing victory in the first two One-Day Internationals against Australia have not only cemented their domination but also set the scene for Kohli and Sharma to etch their names in cricketing history. The possibility of them equaling Sachin Tendulkar’s record versus Australia adds a fascinating narrative to an already exciting series.
As the cricketing world awaits the third One-Day International (ODI) in Rajkot, the attention remains squarely on these two modern-day superstars. Whether they reach this milestone or not, one thing is certain: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma remain the driving forces behind India’s ODI success.