Indian captain Rohit Sharma orchestrated a record-breaking spectacle, propelling India to their second consecutive victory at the One Day International (ODI) World Cup 2023. On a defining Wednesday, the seasoned Indian opener showcased his cricketing prowess with a sublime century that steered India to a convincing eight-wicket triumph over Afghanistan in match No. 9 of the ODI World Cup, hosted at the iconic Arun Jaitley Stadium.
Rohit Sharma breaks Sachin’s record
Rohit Sharma, etched his name in the annals of cricketing history by notching up his 31st century, a feat that shattered the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s World Cup record. The Arun Jaitley Stadium bore witness to a masterful performance, where Rohit’s strategic brilliance and remarkable skill with the bat left an indelible mark, leaving fans and fellow players in awe of his exceptional talent.
Sachin praises Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah on X
X (formerly known as Twitter) batting legend Tendulkar praised Bumrah and Rohit for their superb efforts in the ODI World Cup. “Two great performances from Bumrah and Rohit, well supported by the bowling and batting unit. The two games had different players and that sets things up nicely for October 14. Stay tuned!” Tendulkar said. Two-time champions India will face 1992 winners Pakistan in their next ODI World Cup match.
Two fine performances by Bumrah and Rohit, who were well supported by the bowling and batting units respectively.
The 2 games have seen different players contributing and that sets things up nicely for the 14th of October. Look forward!#INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/EXQltgeut3
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 11, 2023
In a dazzling display of cricketing prowess, Rohit Sharma, crafted his 31st century, marking a glorious seventh century in the prestigious ODI World Cup. This remarkable feat propelled him beyond the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, the former record-holder for the most centuries in World Cup history. As the sun set on the horizon, Rohit’s bat blazed a trail of excellence, tormenting the Afghanistan bowlers and leaving an indelible mark on cricket’s grandest stage.
India vs Afghanistan match
Before Rohit’s batting extravaganza, it was the crafty Indian pacer, Jasprit Bumrah, who held the spotlight. With remarkable precision and skill, he snared four crucial wickets, stifling the hopes of Hashmatullah Shahidi and his teammates from notching up a par total. Bumrah’s stellar performance saw him achieve his career-best figures of 4 for 39 in the ODI World Cup. This collective display of talent and determination set the tone for India’s path to victory, fueling the nation’s aspirations in the ongoing ODI World Cup.
Records shattered by Rohit Sharma against Afghanistan
Sachin Tendulkar, who won the WC in 2011, smashed 6 hundred in the biggest stage of cricket. India’s captain Rohit Sharma broke the record held by one and only master blaster. The 36-year-old opening batter also leveled the David Warner record of the fastest 1,000 runs in 19 innings. With the century against Afghanistan Rohit also surpassed the record of Chris Gayle by smashing 556 sixes in international cricket. The Mumbai Indians skipper now has the most centuries by an Indian batter in ODI, he is only behind his teammate Virat Kohli (47) and Sachin Tendulkar (49).