Rohit Sharma breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most centuries in ICC Cricket World Cup history

Sayantan BhattacharjeeSayantan Bhattacharjee

October 11 2023
Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma now has 7 centuries to his name in the ICC Cricket World Cup.

Rohit Sharma broke batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar’s record of hitting the most hundreds in the history of the ICC Cricket World Cup. Rohit surpassed Tendulkar by hitting his seventh hundred of the World Cup. He brought up his seventh hundred in mere 19 innings. Sri Lanka’s legendary cricketer Kumar Sangakkara is third on the list with five hundreds to his name. Australia’s Ricky Ponting is next on the list with five centuries and he is followed by David Warner, who has notched up four hundreds in the World Cup.

Reacting to Rohit Sharma’s massive feat in ICC Cricket World Cup, BCCI posted a celebratory post on X (formerly twitter). BCCI on X posted, “Topping The Charts! 🔝 Most Hundreds (7️⃣) in ODI World Cups 🤝 Rohit Sharma Take a bow! 🙌 #CWC23.”

The elegant opener, who goes by the name of ‘hitman’, hit the fastest hundred for an Indian at the World Cup as well. Rohit brought up his century in 63 deliveries, hitting some gigantic sixes and lusty fours. He broke the record set by former India skipper Kapil Dev, who made a 72-ball hundred during his famous 175 run knock against Zimbabwe at the 1983 World Cup.

Rohit, earlier in the innings had broken Chris Gayle’s long-standing record of hitting the most sixes in international cricket. The Caribbean legend has struck 553 sixes, Rohit went past Gayle and kept adding more to his kitty. Rohit is also the second Indian to score centuries in three consecutive World Cups after Sachin Tendulkar.

Rohit lit up the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi with his blistering hitting. When Rohit is at his best, it’s a treat to watch him bat and the crowd enjoyed the cracking knock. The Indian skipper would be happy to be back amongst runs after a dismal show against Australia in India’s first game of the campaign.

India will play Pakistan on October 14, and the skipper would look to lead from the front. Afghanistan’s target of 273 looked like a cake walk for India once the experienced campaigner got into the grooves. Rohit pulled ferociously, slogged all over the ground, sending the Afghan bowlers into leather hunt.

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