India vs New Zealand 2019: Can Rohit Sharma Maintain His Streak By Scoring A Century In 5th ODI?
Well, the last few years have been stunning for Rohit Sharma, especially, in the ODI format of the game. The flamboyant batsman has knocked century at pleasure to give a strong fight for Virat Kohli in breaking the records. He carried a great consistency from the last of couple years to make things happen for the country.
Rohit Sharma scored 22 ODI centuries in his career:
After the home series against New Zealand in 2016, Rohit Sharma has scored at least one century in the bilateral series for India. Not only in bilateral but also in ICC Champions Trophy 2019 and Asia Cup, Rohit Sharma delivered for India.
Even in the last series against Australia, Rohit Sharma knocked a fantastic century. Despite carrying a brilliant form, the stand-in captain Rohit Sharma failed to reach the 3-figure mark in the ongoing series against New Zealand. Now, he is left with only one game, which is going to be his final chance to carry the glorious streak.
Rohit Sharma is on verge of breaking Ganguly record:
In another story, the flamboyant batsman is just one century away from surpassing the former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly in the list of most century scorers for the Indian team. The Mumbai batsman is currently equalled with Sourav Ganguly at 22 centuries for India. Currently, they both stand at the third place in the list of highest century-scorers for India.
The legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar is at top of the chart with 49 ODI centuries in his career while the run-machine of India Virat Kohli is in second place with 39 tons. The next in the chart is Rohit Sharma alongside Sourav Ganguly with 22 centuries.
The closest to Rohit Sharma is his partner in crime, Shikhar Dhawan, who is at 4th place with 15 centuries. Dhawan is currently equalled with Virender Sehwag in the chart. Sehwag also scored 15 centuries in his tremendous career. Another active member in the top 10 charts is Mahendra Singh Dhoni with 9 centuries.
Currently, he is placed third in the highest run-scorer list of the series so far. He knocked 167 runs at an average of 41.75. Ross Taylor of Kiwis is at second while the southpaw Shikhar Dhawan is at top of the chart with 182 runs.