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.
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.
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
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.
Any team that is watching @ImRo45 in this mood should be scared. And with Virat and KL in such form, the jigsaw puzzle is within India’s reach #Rohit #RohitSharma #INDvAFG #ICCCricketWorldCup23 pic.twitter.com/LBQuKrHo2Q
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) October 11, 2023
The definition of leading from the front!! What a knock by the skipper!! Just pure class!! Take a bow @ImRo45 🙌🏾🔥
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) October 11, 2023
🐐 🇮🇳💪 https://t.co/aS4G5HAfeg
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) October 11, 2023
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 11, 2023
I have not seen God, but have seen Rohit Sharma. pic.twitter.com/sv71HRtNY9
— Vishal. (@SPORTYVISHAL) October 11, 2023
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) October 11, 2023
Keep breaking records champion!! 🙌🇮🇳🏏⭐
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) October 11, 2023
Rohit Sharma calculating how he can make a double century pic.twitter.com/B4PnF05Es5
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) October 11, 2023
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) October 11, 2023
What a superb 💯 by captain, Rohit Sharma. He did speak something about the 2019 mindset though, didn’t he!? 😍 #INDvsAFG
— Surbhi Vaid (@vaid_surbhi) October 11, 2023
2011 – Dropped from World Cup.
2023 – Becomes the highest century hitter in World Cup history. https://t.co/Q0Za5xG3X2
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) October 11, 2023
Rohit Sharma makes history again!
You are looking at the guy with most @cricketworldcup tons ever!
Fastest ODI ton for 🇮🇳 in World Cup!
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) October 11, 2023