India opener Rohit Sharma has been in a record-breaking spree in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 in England. He has led the batting unit from the front scoring five centuries – the most by any batsman in one edition of the tournament. He will be on the verge of breaking two more records held by India legend Sachin Tendulkar when India face New Zealand in the first semifinal on July 9 (Tuesday) at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
Rohit in line to break Tendulkar’s record
Rohit Sharma has so far scored 647 runs from eight games to occupy the top spot in the list of highest run-scorers. He has registered five centuries including three in the last three matches against England, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. The India vice-captain will hope to keep up the excellent form as India eye the third World Cup trophy. Rohit has got supports from skipper Virat Kohli and KL Rahul while the bowlers have also done well under the leadership of Jasprit Bumrah as they look the favourites to win the title.
As India gear up for the semifinal tie, Rohit Sharma will be on the verge of breaking two more records held by Sachin Tendulkar. Rohit is just 27 runs away from becoming the first person to have scored most runs in a single World Cup. Currently, Tendulkar holds the record with 673 runs which he amassed during the 2003 World Cup where India reached the finals before losing to Australia. Furthermore, Rohit Sharma now has five tons, which is his sixth overall in the grandest stage. Notably, Sachin also shares the same number of hundreds and one more from Rohit will see him overtaking his batting idol at Manchester.
India will hope Rohit Sharma to keep runs coming as they look to beat New Zealand and set a final date with either Australia or England on July 14.