WTC Final 2023: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma went past MS Dhoni to join an Elite list of international players

WTC Final 2023: Team India is taking on Australia in the final of the World Test Championship 2023 at the Oval in England. Day 1 of the game is underway, with Rohit Sharma winning the toss and asking Australia to bat first in the overcast conditions. India went in with four seamers and one spinner bowling combination, and Ravi Ashwin unfortunately missed out. With this game, Rohit and Virat Kohli have put their names in the record books.

They have surpassed the former Indian captain, MS Dhoni, to set a special record. Team India is in desperate need of winning an ICC title, as they haven’t done it in the last 10 years. Dhoni took India to glory in the 2013 Champions Trophy. That was the last time that India won an ICC tournament. Though they have played a few semi-finals and finals during this period, they have yet to win the championship.

WTC Final 2023: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma surpass MS Dhoni to set a special record

Notably, this is the sixth ICC final for both Virat and Rohit that they have featured in throughout their careers. With featuring in the ongoing WTC final, they went past Dhoni to feature in most ICC finals. MSD played in five ICC finals in his career, winning three of them. Dhoni played in the finals of the 2007 and 2014 T20 World Cups, the 2011 ODI World Cup, and the 2013 and 2017 Champions Trophies.

Rohit has played in the finals of the 2007 and 2014 T20 World Cups, the 2013 Champions Trophy, and the 2021 and 2023 World Test Championship finals. Virat has featured in the finals of the 2011 ODI World Cups, the Champions Trophies in 2013 and 2017, the 2014 T20 World Cup, and the 2021 and 2023 World Test Championships. Speaking of the game, if India wins the ongoing WTC 2023 final, they will add their sixth ICC title to their bag and will be only behind Australia with eight ICC trophies.

Which team has won most ICC trophies?

Australia has won 8 ICC titles and then India and West Indies are joint-second with five ICC titles each.

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