Rohit Sharma is at the peak of his career with the best form of his life. Focusing on one match at a time, he has been non-stop in breaking records at the World Cup 2019.
The Indian vice-captain is the highest run scorer of this tournament with 647 runs. After hitting five centuries in eight innings, he has become the only batsman in any edition of the Cricket World Cup (CWC) to achieve this.
On Saturday, after the match against India vs. Sri Lanka, Rohit moved to the second position in the ICC ODI rankings with 885 points. This significant gain made him only six points behind world number one, Virat Kohli (891 points). Rohit’s brilliant performance in this crucial event has shifted the spotlight from Virat to him. Virat took on his social media to write, ‘On to the semis now! So proud of the character shown by the boys.’
The first semi-final of the CWC’19, is to be played on Tuesday, at Manchester, between India and New Zealand. This is Rohit’s chance to rewrite history, by becoming the first batsman to score seven centuries in World Cup. Currently, he holds the record for most centuries in World Cups with Sachin Tendulkar. They have scored six centuries- Tendulkar scored it in six World Cups while Sharmaji scored these runs after his second World Cup itself.
This top scorer is also only 27 runs away to become the highest run-scorer in a single edition of the World Cup, beating Tendulkar’s record. If he scores 53 more runs against New Zealand, he will also become the first cricketer to score 700 runs in a World Cup.
To add cherry on top, Rohit is only one more century away to jointly hold the ODI record for four centuries in four consecutive innings, with Kumar Sangakkara. He also needs 23 runs, to complete 1000 runs in World Cup matches.
Let’s pray that he achieves all the above eight records in this World Cup, helping India lift the Cup after eight long years!