India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma was on song in the 22nd match of the ICC World Cup 2019 against Pakistan at Manchester. Rohit Sharma timed the ball with perfection and completed his 24th ODI hundred in only 85 balls. Thus, Rohit Sharma has taken 203 innings to get to the landmark of 24 centuries and he is the fourth fastest batsman to reach the milestone.
Rohit Sharma overtook Sachin Tendulkar‘s record as the Master Blaster took 219 innings to complete 24 ODI centuries. Meanwhile, South Africa’s opening batsman Hashim Amla is the fastest to reach the landmark as he scored 24 ODI centuries in only 142 innings.
Rohit Sharma is in fine form.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli who also became the fastest to reach the 11000 ODI runs in 222 innings took 161 innings to get to 24 ODI centuries. Former South African captain AB de Villiers had brought his 24 ODI centuries in 192 innings.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma blistering knock of 140 runs has helped India reach 305 runs in 46.4 overs before rain stopped play. The right-hander took only 113 balls to score his runs and scored 14 fours and three sixes in his knock.
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul provided a fine start to the Indian team as the right-handers added 136 runs for the opening partnership. Rahul took a cautious approach whereas Rohit Sharma catapulted his attack on the Pakistan bowlers from the get-go.
The right-hander was able to time the ball with perfection and there was no stopping him once he got going. The Indian deputy batted in his zone and played at the top of his game.
This was Rohit Sharma’s third World Cup century and he had scored a fine knock of 122 runs off 144 balls against South Africa in the first match. Furthermore, the right-hander had scored a fine knock of 57 runs against Australia in the second match for India in the World Cup.