In a thrilling cricket match in Delhi, the spotlight was firmly on Rohit Sharma, the Indian captain, as he dismantled Afghanistan’s bowling attack and paved the way for his team’s victory. Chasing a target of 273, Rohit wasted no time in taking the attack to the Afghan bowlers, achieving a century in just 63 balls.
Rohit’s aggressive start severely dented Afghanistan’s chances right from the outset. Partnering with Ishan Kishan at the opening, they forged an impressive 156-run partnership for the first wicket. Even after Kishan’s departure, Rohit continued to dominate the field alongside Virat Kohli. It wasn’t until the 26th over when Rashid Khan finally managed to dismiss him. By that point, India had firmly positioned themselves to reach their target.
Rohit’s remarkable performance in this match also etched his name in the annals of cricket history with several record-breaking achievements:
- Rohit Sharma now holds the record for the fastest century (63 balls) by an Indian batsman in an ODI World Cup.
- Rohit has now smashed the record for the most sixes in international cricket (555).
- He has surpassed Ricky Ponting’s record (30) and now ranks third in the list of most centuries in ODIs (31), with only Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli ahead of him.
- He now boasts the highest number of runs scored by an Indian batsman in the first powerplay in ODIs (76).
- Rohit also leads the chart for the most centuries in ODI World Cups (7).
- Rohit is not only the fastest Indian but also shares the title of the joint-fastest cricketer to reach 1000 runs in the World Cups.
Rohit Sharma’s outstanding performance not only sealed the victory for India but also solidified his status as one of the cricketing world’s finest talents.