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Rohit Sharma Receives Applause On Social Media After Record-breaking Century
By CricShots - Oct 11, 2023 8:46 pm
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India captain Rohit Sharma smashed an absolutely stupendous century in the 9th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on Wednesday, October 11, at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. Rohit Sharma showcased a batting masterclass in the match and absolutely annihilated the Afghanistan bowling unit.

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Rohit Sharma scores a record-breaking century

The Afghan skipper Hashmatullah Shahidi was left frustrated seeing Rohit Sharma take the bowlers to the cleaners. No Afghan bowler was able to trouble the India batting great and he smoked the bowlers all over the park. Rohit Sharma completed his half-century off just 30 balls as he hit 7 fours and 2 sixes.

He smashed the Afghanistan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq for a huge 85-m six over deep square leg on the fifth ball of the 8th over to go past Chris Gayle’s record and become the leading six-hitter in international cricket.

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Rohit Sharma was in no mood to stop and he kept going strong to complete his century off 63 balls, with 12 fours and 4 sixes. As Rohit Sharma completed his ton, he created history as he became the fastest Indian batter in the World Cups to hit a century, breaking the record of legendary Kapil Dev.

Here is the video of the sumptuous century from Rohit Sharma:


Rohit Sharma now has 7 centuries in the 50-over World Cups, which is the most by any player in the history of cricket. Also, he has become the fastest Indian and overall joint-fastest batter to score 1000 runs in the history of World Cups.

Most centuries in ODI WC:

  • Rohit Sharma (IND) – 7
  • Sachin Tendulkar (IND) – 6
  • Ricky Ponting (AUS) – 5
  • Kumar Sangakkara (SL) – 5

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Most sixes in international cricket:

  • 555* – Rohit Sharma
  • 553 – Chris Gayle
  • 476 – Shahid Afridi
  • 398 – Brendon McCullum
  • 383 – Martin Guptill

Rohit Sharma’s incredible batting performance helped India to a thumping 10-wicket victory over Afghanistan. The win was also India’s second consecutive win in the tournament, which puts them in a strong position at the top of the Group 2 table. Rohit Sharma’s century was a testament to his class and skill as a batsman. He is one of the most dangerous batsmen in the world and he is proving to be a major asset for India in the World Cup.