IND vs AFG: Rohit Sharma Shatters Multiple Records After His Impressive 131 Runs Knock In ICC World Cup 2023

Updated - 12 Oct 2023, 01:38 AM

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Indian captain Rohit Sharma stole the limelight in match 9 of the ICC World Cup 2023 against Afghanistan at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The opening batter slammed a magnificent century and won his team their second match of the tournament. 

Rohit Sharma went after the bowlers from word go and didn’t let them settle. The Indian captain batted aggressively and smashed them all over the park. He played almost every shot to perfection and with the way he batted, it looked gorgeous to the eyes. 

Rohit Sharma smashed the fastest century in the World Cup for India and made sure that his team was on the right track in the chase. He ended with a knock of 131 runs off 84 balls. He batted with a strike rate of around 156 and also smashed 16 fours and 5 sixes in his innings. 

This was his 31st century in the ODIs. He surpassed Ricky Ponting and is now the third batter with most centuries in the 50-over format. He now only has Virat Kohli (47) and Sachin Tendulkar (49) ahead of him. 

IND vs AFG: Rohit Sharma Shatters Multiple Records After His Impressive 131 Runs Knock In ICC World Cup 2023 

Rohit smashed quite a few records after his magnificent ton in Delhi. He equaled David Warner to become the batter with the fewest innings to score 1000 runs in the ODI World Cups. 

Fewest innings to 1000 ODI WC runs: 

Rohit Sharma (IND) – 19
David Warner (AUS) – 19
AB de Villiers (SA) – 20
Sachin Tendulkar (IND) – 20 

One of the massive milestones that Rohit achieved was he surpassed Chris Gayle to become the leading six-hitter in the history of international cricket. He surpassed his tally of 553 sixes to achieve the feat. The batter hit 5 sixes in his innings. 

Most sixes in international cricket:

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

Rohit also broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most centuries in the World Cup. He now has 7 tons. 

Most centuries in ODI WC:

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

The Indian captain also smashed the fastest century for India in World Cups. He smashed the ton in 63 balls. The previous best was of Kapil Dev, who achieved the feat in 63 balls. 

Fewest balls to a century for India in ODI WC: 

Rohit Sharma – 63 vs AFG in 2023 (Delhi)
Kapil Dev – 72 vs ZIM in 1983 (Tunbridge)
Virender Sehwag – 81 vs BER in 2007 (Port of Spain)
Virat Kohli – 83 vs BAN in 2011 (Mirpur)
Shikhar Dhawan – 84 vs IRE in 2015 (Hamilton)
Sachin Tendulkar – 84 vs KEN in 1999 (Bristol)

The opening batter also has the most number of centuries now in ICC white-ball tournaments. He tops the charts with 8 centuries. 

Most centuries in ICC white-ball tournaments:

Rohit Sharma (IND) – 8
Sourav Ganguly (IND) – 7
Chris Gayle (WI) – 7
Sachin Tendulkar (IND) – 7

He also has the most hundreds in successful World Cup chases.

Most hundreds in successful World Cup chases

3 – Rohit Sharma
2 – Gordon Greenidge
2 – Ramiz Raja
2 – Stephen Fleming

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