Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. Credits: AFP

Rohit Sharma notched up five centuries in the World Cup 2019, breaking Kumar Sangakkara’s record for most number of centuries in a single World Cup. The India opener made run scoring look effortless and it looked like he is hitting centuries for fun in the quadrennial.

India’s campaign in the World Cup 2019 ended in the semi-final but Rohit Sharma rose as the highest run scorer of the tournament. He scored 648 runs from nine matches at a phenomenal average of 81, laced with the high score of 140. Apart from the five centuries, he also hit a half-century in the tournament.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (Source: Twitter)

Rohit Sharma is effortless: Jos Buttler

The visuals of Rohit Sharma breaking down as India came closer to the World Cup 2019 exit are still clear in ones eyes. He put in his all but it was not enough. Jos Buttler, who played a significant role in England’s World Cup triumph, feels once Rohit starts scoring he really affects the game and is an awesome player.

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Rohit Sharma (Credits – Twitter)

“Rohit Sharma I think is an awesome player. Effortless. Quite a lot of Indian players have that awesome style,” Buttler said on the Royals Podcast with New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi.

“One of the things I have seen with Rohit is that if he gets in, he scores big runs and really affects the game. He must have scored 4-5 hundreds in the World Cup last year,” the Englishman added.

At the World Cup 2019, Rohit Sharma equalled the record for most centuries in World Cups with Sachin Tendulkar, after scoring his fifth. His only other century came during the 2015 World Cup. Rohit remains one of the mainstay for India in the top-order and contributed to the fore in the marquee tournaments.