In a remarkable display of batting prowess, Indian opener Rohit Sharma etched his name in cricket history by breaking Sachin Tendulkar's record for the most centuries in ODI World Cup history.
This incredible achievement unfolded during India's chase of 282 against Afghanistan at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Wednesday, October 11.
Rohit Sharma's record-breaking century was achieved in just 19 innings, a significantly faster pace compared to Sachin Tendulkar, who had the opportunity to bat 44 times in ODI World Cup matches. It's a testament to Rohit's exceptional consistency and his ability to thrive on the grand stage of World Cup cricket.
Rohit Sharma also hit the fastest century by an Indian player in ODI World Cup history
The Indian opener's remarkable innings was marked by a quick and impressive journey to his century. Rohit began his innings by scoring a brisk fifty in just 30 balls. However, what truly stood out was his swift progression to a century in only 63 balls, making it the fastest century by an Indian player in ODI World Cup history.
During his spectacular innings, Rohit Sharma treated fans to a breathtaking display of power and finesse, smashing a total of 16 fours and five sixes. His ability to find the gaps in the field and his masterful stroke play left spectators in awe. He was finally dismissed by Rashid Khan, who cleaned him up for a magnificent 131 from just 84 deliveries.
Rohit Sharma's record-breaking century not only adds to his already impressive list of accomplishments but also solidifies his stature as one of the most prolific run-scorers in ODI cricket. His consistency and ability to perform in high-pressure situations make him an invaluable asset to the Indian cricket team.
As Rohit Sharma continues to make his mark in the world of cricket, fans eagerly anticipate what the future holds for this batting maestro. With records tumbling and centuries flowing, Rohit's journey in ODI World Cups is nothing short of a remarkable cricketing saga. His performances are sure to be remembered as milestones in the history of the sport.