World Cup 2023: Indian captain Rohit Sharma broke several records in the match against Afghanistan

In this exciting clash 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup, Team India Defeating Afghanistan in Delhi secured their second straight win. The Men in Blue successfully chased the target of 273 runs with the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma Emerged as the star of the match with a record-breaking performance. Star batter besides him Virat Kohli He played an important role in the victory of the team.

Rohit Sharma’s record breaking century

Rohit, leading from the front, played a blistering innings and broke numerous records along the way. The highlight of the match was Rohit’s remarkable century, his seventh in World Cup history. He reached this milestone in just 63 balls, the fastest Indian century in World Cup history. Rohit surpassed the legend through this extraordinary achievement Sachin Tendulkarwho held the previous record with six World Cup centuries.

Prior to this match, Rohit tied the master blaster with six World Cup centuries, his first in 2015 and five more in the 2019 edition. During his innings, Rohit also set the record for the highest individual score in a successful World Cup for India, eclipsing Tendulkar’s 127* against Kenya in the 1996 World Cup.

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Rohit Sharma has broken other records

The Indian skipper’s sensational knock brought down a few more records along the way:

  • Most Centuries in World Cup: Rohit Sharma now holds the record for most centuries in World Cup history, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s six centuries.
  • Fastest World Cup Century by an Indian: Rohit’s 63-ball century set a new record as the fastest Indian century in a World Cup, breaking Kapil Dev’s 72-ball century in the 1983 World Cup.
  • Most Sixes in International Cricket: Rohit hit his 554th highest six against Afghanistan to surpass West Indies legend Chris Gayle’s record of 553 sixes in international cricket.
  • Fastest Indian 1000 runs in World Cup: Rohit became the fastest Indian batsman to reach 1,000 runs in the World Cup, equaling Australia’s David Warner, who achieved the feat in just 19 innings. This pair now holds the top spot in this list.
  • Most hundreds in World Cup by successful chases: Rohit’s century against Afghanistan marked his third century in a World Cup chase, making him the first player to achieve the feat. Gordon Greenidge, Ramiz Raja and Stephen Fleming followed him with two World Cup centuries each.
  • Most Sixes in World Cups by Indians: Rohit’s five sixes in the game took his World Cup tally to 28, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 27.
  • Most centuries in ODIs: Rohit Sharma also became the third highest century-maker in ODI cricket with his 31st century, surpassing Ricky Ponting’s record of 30 centuries.
  • Highest hundreds as an opener in ODIs: Rohit now has the second most centuries (29) as an opener in ODIs, surpassing Sanath Jayasuriya. Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with 45 centuries.
  • Highest score for Indians in ODI Powerplay: Rohit’s 76 in the first Powerplay set a new record for most runs scored by an Indian batsman in an ODI innings, surpassing Robin Uthappa’s previous best of 70 against the West Indies in 2007.
  • Oldest captain to score a century in a World Cup: At the age of 36 years and 164 days, Rohit Sharma became the oldest captain to score a century in a World Cup match.

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