On this day, Rohit Sharma became the first cricketer to hit 5 hundreds in a single World Cup edition

Rohit Sharma in ICC World Cup

On this day, last year, Rohit Sharma became the first and only cricketer to score five centuries in a single edition of ICC World Cup. Rohit Sharma exhibited a superb show with the bat in the 2019 World Cup, hitting as many as five centuries. He broke Kumar Sangakkara’s record of most number of centuries in an ICC World Cup.

India played 10 matches in the perennial tournament and Rohit Sharma struck centuries in five matches out of those. He started off with a century in India’s first game of the World Cup against South Africa and thereby escorted his team to 6- wicket win.

He played a superb 140-run knock against Pakistan in what was India’s fourth game of the tournament. His third century of 2019 World Cup game against England where he amassed 102 runs off 109 balls. He followed it up with another century against Bangladesh.

In India’s final group stage game against Sri Lanka, he scored 103 runs off 94 balls and brought up his third consecutive century of the tournament.

With that, he also completed 5 centuries in a single edition of the World Cup. Rohit though missed out in the semi-final match against India, which eventually resulted in India’s exit from the World Cup.
Rohit Sharma ended the tournament as the highest run-getter. He tallied 648 runs in 9 matches at an average of 81.00.

Rohit has equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of most number of centuries in World Cups. Both have now six centuries to their names in the World Cups. Rohit has played 17 matches in the World Cups, while Sachin Tendulkar batted in 44 innings.

Rohit Sharma is currently the vice-captain of India’s limited over’s side. As of 6th July 2020, he has represented India in 224 one-day internationals, scoring 9115 runs at an average of 49.3. He has 29 centuries and 43 half-centuries to his name in the limited over’s format.