Warning and Rohit Sharma’s On Fire Performance in the 2023 Cricket World Cup
India’s recent ODI World Cup encounter saw a dominant century from Rohit Sharma.
In India’s eight-wicket victory over Afghanistan on Wednesday, captain Rohit Sharma amassed a commanding century. In the present ODI World Cup, India thrashed Afghanistan to win their second straight match, with Rohit breaking multiple records his route to a fantastic 131 off 84 balls. With 15 overs remaining, the hosts reached the victory target of 273 and moved up to the second spot in the points standings. Hitting seven hundreds in the World Cup, Rohit surpassed the great Sachin Tendulkar to become the first Indian player to do so.
Along with breaking Kapil Dev’s (72) record, Rohit became the first player to reach triple figures for India in World Cup history with an ODI century off just 63 balls.
In addition to surpassing Chris Gayle of the West Indies (553 sixes throughout formats) as the player with the most sixes hit in international cricket across formats, Rohit was in imperious form during India’s chase of 273 against Afghanistan.
Greats from Pakistan like Wasim Akram and Misbah-ul-Haq, impressed by his teffiric form, were worried about the bowlers who will be facing the Indian opener in the next matches.
“Rohit Sharma had such a lovely, effortless appearance. He played the right shots and did not take any chances. He seemed to have a lot more time than the other batters. Wasim Akram stated during a conversation on A Sports, “Kohli scored a fifty, it was a good knock, he was in control, but Rohit was a different beast altogether.”
“Teams aage khelenge (unki) bowling under pressure (hogi) ki jo batting dekhne k baad mujhe lagta hai. Does a ball have a tail? After seeing Rohit bat like this, every team would be under a lot of pressure. Where should you bowl him over? It’s important for the bowlers to know where to bowl because of the way he is batting and the margin of mistake, Misbah stated.
“Bachna kaise hai? (How do you survive this onslaught?),” Akram added.
Along with David Warner of Australia, Rohit became the first player in World Cup history to reach 1,000 runs in the fewest amount of innings (19) during his century on Wednesday.
Tendulkar (20) and Sourav Ganguly (21) are two Indians who rank among the top scorers in World Cup history with 1,000 runs.