Rohit’s four records in one innings, surpassed Sachin. The match against Afghanistan is a great occasion for Rohit Sharma. He scored a century that day, made four records. The first is the joint fastest 1000 runs in the ODI World Cup, the second is the highest sixes and the third is the highest century in the World Cup. In this century of 63 balls, Kapil Dev also left behind.
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Before coming down to bat against Afghanistan, Rohit Sharma had 978 runs in the ODI World Cup. He shared the fastest 1000 runs with David Warner in the World Cup with 22 runs against Afghanistan. Rohit had to play 19 innings to reach 1000 runs, same as David Warner. Sachin Tendulkar and AB de Villiers scored 1000 runs in 20 innings.
Rohit’s 131 off 84 balls with 16 fours and 5 sixes against Afghanistan now stands at 1,109. Rohit left 11 behind in the number of runs in one match. The India captain is now the 12th highest run-getter in the World Cup.
Rohit had hit 551 sixes in 452 internationals before the match against Afghanistan. Gayle topped all with 553 sixes in 483 matches. Rohit hit 5 sixes before getting out against the Afghans. As a result, he now became the owner of the most number of sixes after removing Gayle.
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Rohit’s number of sixes in three formats is now 556. Out of 556 sixes, Rohit hit 77 in 52 Tests, 297 in 253 ODIs and 182 sixes in 148 T20Is. He owns the third highest number of sixes in ODIs. He is on top of all in the short format. However, he is not even in the top ten in Tests. You are at number 17.
Rohit Sharma ended the 2019 World Cup with 5 centuries. This opener scored a century in the 2015 World Cup. He also scored a century against the Afghans on Wednesday. As a result, his number of centuries in the World Cup stood at 7. Sachin has the second highest 6 centuries in the World Cup. While Rohit scored 7 centuries in just 19 innings, Sachin scored six centuries in 44 matches played in six World Cups.
This Indian captain has set another record on this century day. So far the record for the fastest century for India in the World Cup was held by the 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev. Kapil scored a 72-ball century against Zimbabwe in the World Cup. Rohit scored a century against the Afghans off just 63 balls.