In a spectacular display of cricketing prowess, Indian captain Rohit Sharma left an indelible mark on the 2023 World Cup match against Afghanistan. His performance was nothing short of extraordinary, as he achieved multiple record-breaking feats that have set the cricketing world abuzz.
Facing a target of 273, Rohit Sharma wasted no time in asserting his dominance. He launched an unrelenting assault on Afghanistan’s bowling attack from the very beginning, achieving a blistering century in a mere 63 balls.
Rohit’s ruthless batting onslaught dealt a heavy blow to Afghanistan’s chances of victory. Alongside his opening partner, Ishan Kishan, he orchestrated a formidable 156-run partnership for the first wicket. Even after Kishan’s departure, Rohit continued to dominate, sharing a substantial partnership with Virat Kohli. It wasn’t until the 26th over that the Afghan spinner Rashid Khan finally dismissed him. By that point, India had firmly established a commanding position to secure their target.
Rohit Sharma’s incredible performance not only led India to victory but also etched his name into the annals of cricket history with a series of extraordinary records. Here are the records that Rohit Sharma achieved in this match:
- Rohit Sharma now holds the record for the fastest century (63 balls) by an Indian batsman in an ODI World Cup.
- Rohit has now smashed the most sixes in international cricket (555).
- He has surpassed Ricky Ponting’s record (30) and now ranks third in the list of most centuries in ODIs (31), with only Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli ahead of him.
- He now boasts the highest number of runs scored by an Indian batsman in the first powerplay in ODIs (76).
- Rohit also leads the chart for the most centuries in ODI World Cups (7).
- Rohit is not only the fastest Indian but also shares the title of the joint-fastest cricketer to reach 1000 runs in the World Cups.
Rohit Sharma’s incredible display of skill and sportsmanship has left a lasting impact on the cricketing world. His name will be forever associated with these remarkable records, showcasing his exceptional talent and unwavering commitment to the game.