Rohit Sharma broke 3 records with his century against New Zealand
Indian captain Rohit Sharma ended his century drought in ODI cricket with an incredible 101 runs against New Zealand. Opening the innings for India at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Sharma put on a 212-run stand with Shubman Gill.
Rohit Sharma has failed to reach 100 in ODI heats in the last 1100 days. His last ODI ton came against Australia in January 2020. With the Cricket World Cup around the corner, fans were worried about him, but the Hitman silenced the doubters with a brilliant century against Nova Scotia. Zealand.
The Indian captain’s innings consisted of nine fours and six sixes. Rohit Sharma scored 118 as he bowled the Kiwi bowlers in Indore. In his fantastic century, Sharma broke several records.
Here is the list of three records broken by the Indian skipper today.
No.1 Rohit Sharma broke the record for his fastest ODI century on Indian soil
Rohit Sharma was in touch today as he completed his 30th ODI ton in just 83 deliveries. The Indian captain hit his half-century off 41 balls, hitting four fours and four sixes. He took another 42 shots to complete his ton.
Fans were expecting a big score from Sharma today, but the Indian skipper left the clubhouse soon after completing his hundred. Michael Bracewell brought him back when he hit 101 off the first ball of the 27th over.
Sharma would be happy with his performance today as it was the fastest ODI hundred on Indian soil. In 2018, he scored 84 balls against West Indies at Barsapara Cricket Stadium.
#2 Rohit Sharma created a new record with Shubman Gill
Sharma and Shubman took full advantage of the batting-friendly track at the Gill Holkar Cricket Stadium and added 212 overs in just 26.1 overs. This was a new world record for opening partnership against New Zealand in ODIs.
Meanwhile, Sharma and Gill also maintained the best run rate of any Indian pair to bowl at least 25 overs in an ODI match. During their partnership, the performance indicator was 8.10. They broke Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag’s record of 7.35 against West Indies in 2002.
Ganguly and Sehwag put on 196 runs in 26.4 overs in the third ODI of the 2002 series against West Indies at Rajkot.
#3 Rohit Sharma broke Sanath Jayasuriya’s record
Sharma has overtaken former Sri Lankan all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya to become third in the list of most sixes in ODI cricket. Sharma hit six sixes in his 101-run innings to take his total to 273.
Sharma broke Jayasuriya’s record of 270 sixes, which he hit for the fourth six against New Zealand earlier in the day. The Indian captain is now only behind Shahid Afridi and Chris Gayle on the all-time list.
It will be interesting to see if he can break the world record before he retires from ODI cricket.
Edited by Sudeshna Banerjee
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