The Record Breaking Rohit Sharma 

Rohit SharmaRohit Sharma New Record: As India faced Sri Lanka in their final group stage game with a chance to go top at stake, the bowlers started really well and managed to restrict Sri Lanka to 264. With 265 to chase, the Indian openers- KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma laid the perfect foundation for the chase, which India managed to complete fairly easily.

In the process, Rohit Sharma scored his third consecutive century and fifth in this World Cup, breaking the record of most hundreds in a single World Cup edition. The record was earlier held by Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara, who hit four centuries at the 2015 edition.

Player Number of 100s World Cup Edition
Rohit Sharma* 5 2019
Kumar Sangakkara 4 2015
Mathew Hayden 3 2007
Sourav Ganguly 3 2003
Steve Waugh 3 1996

With his 6th century in World Cups, Rohit also equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most hundred in World Cups and with potentially 2 games to go, seems to be in good stead to go past that too.

Player 100s Mat Inngs Runs HS Avg SR 50s
Rohit Sharma 6 16 16 977 140 69.78 96.25 3
Sachin Tendulkar 6 45 44 2278 152 56.95 88.98 15
Ricky Ponting 5 46 42 1743 140* 45.86 79.95 6
Kumar Sangakkara 5 37 35 1532 124 56.74 86.55 7
AB de Villiers 4 23 22 1207 162* 63.52 117.29 6
Tillakaratne Dilshan 4 27 25 1112 161* 52.95 92.97 4
Sourav Ganguly 4 21 21 1006 183 55.88 77.5 3
Mahela Jayawardene 4 40 34 1100 115* 35.48 85.93 5
Mark Waugh 4 22 22 1004 130 52.84 83.73 4

Rohit Sharma also became just the second Indian after Virat Kohli to hit three consecutive hundreds in ODIs. He also became the second player to score three consecutive hundreds at the World Cup. Kumar Sangakkara was the first when he did this in 2015 edition of the World Cup.

Rohit Sharma has been in sublime form and after Shikhar Dhawan’s departure, has taken the extra responsibility. He would yet again be the key figure for India if they are to win the World Cup.

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