Rohit achieved this exceptional feat along with his seventh century on this prestigious match, surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who had scored six centuries in World Cup matches.
It was his thirty first century in One Day Internationals (ODIs), making him solely the third batter to realize the milestone of greater than 30 centuries on this format. Forward of Rohit are two different Indian cricketing legends, Sachin Tendulkar with 49 ODI centuries and Virat Kohli with 47.
Scorecard: India vs Afghanistan
This explicit century was a masterclass in fast scoring, coming off simply 63 balls and adorned with 4 towering sixes and 12 elegant fours. Notably, it additionally stands because the quickest World Cup century by an Indian, eclipsing the document beforehand held by legendary Kapil Dev. Total, this exceptional century ranks because the fifth quickest in Indian ODI historical past, with Virat Kohli’s 52-ball century towards Australia in Jaipur in 2013 main the record.
With this exceptional achievement, Rohit finds himself in unique firm within the record of most centuries in ODI World Cups. Solely he and Sachin Tendulkar have managed to attain greater than 5 centuries on this prestigious match. Australia’s Ricky Ponting and Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara comply with intently with 5 World Cup centuries every.
Rohit’s brilliance with the bat additionally locations him second within the record of most centuries by an opener in ODIs. This century was his twenty ninth as an opener for the Indian cricket group, with solely Tendulkar, who notched up 45 centuries as an opener, forward of him. Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya, Hashim Amla, and Chris Gayle comply with within the record with 28, 27, and 25 centuries, respectively.
Rohit’s constant run-scoring and penchant for setting information proceed to solidify his standing as one of the completed batters in up to date cricket. His capability to rise to the event in World Cup matches additional cements his place in cricketing folklore.
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Earlier, ‘Hitman’ Rohit, famend for his explosive batting prowess, has surpassed the legendary ‘Common Boss’ Chris Gayle to turn into the batter with probably the most sixes in worldwide. With a spectacular six off the bowling of Naveen-ul-Haq within the eighth over of India’s run chase towards Afghanistan, Rohit achieved his 554th most in worldwide cricket, claiming the coveted document.
Watch Rohit Sharma breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s this World Cup record, slams 31st ODI hundred against Afghanistan