Cricket World Cup 2023 : Rohit Sharma Slams 131 India Crush Afghanistan by 8 Wickets

Cricket World Cup 2023

Cricket World Cup 2023:

Rohit became the first Indian to score seven World Cup hundreds, surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. While Tendulkar recorded six centuries in as many editions of World Cups that he played — 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011, Rohit achieved the feat in only three: 2015, 2019 and 2023. Rohit also holds the record of scoring the most centuries (five) by any batter in a World Cup edition — a feat that he achieved in 2019 in England.

Rohit’s ton against Afghanistan was his 31st overall, taking him past Australian legend Ricky Ponting. He is now behind India’s Virat Kohli (47) and Tendulkar (49) in the history of ODI cricket.Rohit also broke Kapil Dev’s (72) record of the fastest ODI century for India in World Cup history, moving into triple figures off just 63 balls

Cricket World Cup 2023
Cricket World Cup 2023

Rohit also broke Chris Gayle’s record (553) for most sixes in International cricket. West Indies powerhouse Gayle had amassed a haul of 553 sixes (551 innings), which Rohit surpassed in just 473 innings.

Rohit has 295 sixes in ODIs, 77 in Tests, and 182 in T20Is. Rohit is also the third-leading six-hitter among Indians in Test cricket with 77 sixes, only behind Virender Sehwag (91) and MS Dhoni (78).

Ishan Kishan played the role of the reliable partner, scoring a run-a-ball 47, with Virat Kohli (55 not out) and Shreyas Iyer (25 not out) seeing India home in the end.

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