Rohit Sharma smashes fastest century by an Indian batsman in ICC Cricket World Cup
Rohit Sharma broke the record of former Indian captain Kapil Dev.
It has been a record-breaking run fest for Indian captain Rohit Sharma at the Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in Delhi against Afghanistan. With just one power-hitting knock, Rohit Sharma has broken so many records in ODI cricket. Indian captain Rohit Sharma played a magnificent knock to complete his 31st ODI century in just 63 balls. India required 273 runs against Afghanistan to win their second consecutive game in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
Rohit Sharma hits fastest World Cup century for India
Rohit Sharma, with this century, has set a new record for India in the World Cup. Rohit has smashed the fastest century for India in the World Cup. He got the opportunity to raise his bat in 63 balls. He broke the long-standing record of Kapil Dev. In the 1983 World Cup, Kapil Dev smashed the quickest World Cup century for India against Zimbabwe. Kapil completed his hundred in 72 balls at Tunbridge Wells.
Kapil Dev scored 175 runs against Zimbabwe to bail out India from a miserable position. India were 5 wickets down in just 17 runs, and then Kapil took charge of Indian innings and went to smash 175 runs against Zimbabwe. Rohit Sharma’s century was 9 balls quicker. Recently, South African middle-order batter Aiden Markram broke the record for the quickest World Cup century against Sri Lanka at the same venue.
Aiden Markram broke the record of former Irish all-rounder Kevin O’Brien. Markram scored his century in 49 balls, one ball quicker than Kevin O’Brien. Kevin smashed his century in 50 balls against England in a famous run-chase at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore in 201. Rohit also broke a few other records as well. Rohit Sharma is now the fourth Indian to score 1000 World Cup runs. He is also the quickest Indian to reach the 1000-run milestone in the World Cup.
Rohit Sharma has also become the batter with the most international sixes. Rohit has overtaken West Indian opener Chris Gayle’s record of 553 international sixes. India are marching towards their second successive win in the mega event. This power-packed performance from Indian captain will motivate the team before they take on their arch-rivals, Pakistan, in Ahmedabad.