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Stats: Rohit Sharma – The Twenty20 title winning machine

Looking at his brilliant record, it won’t be an overstatement to call Rohit as a Twenty20 title winning machine.

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma kisses IPL 2017 trophy. (Photo: IANS)

In a thriller of a contest between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant in the IPL final of the 10th season, the MI skipper Rohit Sharma added yet another IPL title to his cabinet. He now has been part of 4 IPL finals, 2 World T20 finals, 1 Champions league T20 final and 1 Asia Cup T20 final. His side won 7 of the 8 finals and the only other in which his side was on losing end was in 2014 World T20 final.

Looking at his brilliant record, it won’t be an overstatement to call Rohit as a Twenty20 title winning machine. Mumbai, who never won an IPL title in their first 5 seasons, now have 3 in the previous 5 editions with all of them coming under Rohit Sharma’s Midas touch in finals.

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Here we look at Rohit’s vital numbers in Twenty20 finals

2.666 – Rohit Sharma’s win-loss ratio as captain in the Twenty20 knockouts/playoffs, the best win-loss ratio for any captain with 10 knockout/playoff games in Twenty20 cricket. Rohit led MI in 11 such games with his side ending on the winning side on 8 occasions while they lost 3.

3 – Number of wins in IPL finals as captain for him; the most for any player. MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir are only other captains to led their teams to two wins in IPL finals.

4 – Number of IPL final wins he has been a part of; the most by any player. Yusuf Pathan, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu and Lasith Malinga have been a part of 3 successful IPL finals.

4 – Number of Twenty20 final wins as captain for Rohit so far, the joint 3rd most for any player. MS Dhoni has won 6 T20 finals as captain while Shoaib Malik won 5. Imran Nazir too won 4 T20 finals as captain.

7 – Number of successful Twenty20 finals Rohit has been a part of so far; the most by any Indian. MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravichandran Ashwin have been involved in 6 T20 final victories.

87.5 – Win percentage of a team with Rohit Sharma in the XI in Twenty20 finals; the joint 2nd best win % including a particular player. (Min: 6 T20 final appearances) His teams won in 7 T20 finals out of the 8 he has featured in. Samuel Badree has got the best win % while playing in T20 finals with 88.9 % as his teams won in 8 of the 9 finals.

100 – He has captained in 4 Twenty20 finals so far with his team winning in all the 4 of them. His 100% win record as captain in T20 finals is joint best along Imran Nazir who also led his side to 4 wins in 4 T20 finals. Hamilton Masakadza and Jehan Mubarak led their teams to wins in 3 out of the 3 T20 finals they played as captain.

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