IND vs WI: Rohit Sharma leads India in their 1000th ODI on Sunday.© BCCI
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has said it will be a privilege for him to lead the Men in Blue as they take the field to play their 1000th ODI. The squad will complete the feat in the first ODI against the West Indies here at the Narendra Modi Stadium. In the 999 previously played ODIs, India had won 518 wins and 431 losses. The Men in Blue had played their 500th game in 2002 and two decades later, the team has now reached the milestone of playing 1000 ODI’s.
“It will be a historic moment when we play the 1000th ODI. I want to congratulate all the players who took part in this long journey. It is an honor for me to lead the side in that match, it will be a privilege to have the boys Our journey has been fantastic over the years. So many players have tried to put their best foot forward, we will also try to raise the bar,” Rohit said in a video on BCCI.TV.
In India’s 100th ODI, Kapil Dev was the captain, while Sourav Ganguly had led the team in the Men in Blue’s 500th ODI.
Australia has played the second most ODIs in the world with 958 matches while Pakistan has played 936 ODIs. England are seventh in the list of most played ODIs after having played 761 matches in the 50-over format.
“It’s gone from strength to strength. We’ve had a few transitions and that shows the quality we have and the banking strength we have. We finally got to this milestone of 1000 ODIs, it’s a big number and it’s a proof to the games we’ve played over the years,” said Kohli.
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