With just 63 balls remaining, Rohit Sharma broke Virender Sehwag’s record for the fastest century by an Indian in the World Cup.
During the India vs. Afghanistan game on Saturday in Delhi, Rohit Sharma scored the fastest century by an Indian in the World Cup in 63 balls.
The 36-year-old eclipsed Virender Sehwag’s 2007 World Cup 81-ball century against Bermuda. Along with breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record of six centuries in three World Cup seasons, Rohit also set a new mark for most hundreds in the tournament.
In just 19 innings, the 36-year-old tied the record as the fastest batter to reach 1000 World Cup runs.
Rohit achieved the milestone of 1000 runs, trailing only Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and Virat Kohli as the other three Indians.
In the 2015 World Cup, Rohit made his debut by amassing 330 runs, including a century, against Bangladesh in the quarterfinal. The Mumbaikar crushed five tonnes in the 2019 edition, shattering the record for most hundreds in a single edition. At 648 runs, Rohit emerged as the tournament’s leading run scorer.
Fastest World Cup hundred by an Indian
- 63 balls – Rohit Sharma – India vs Afghanistan, 2023
- 81 balls – Virender Sehwag – India vs Bermuda, 2007
- 83 balls – Virat Kohli – India vs Bangladesh, 2011
- 84 balls – Sachin Tendulkar – India vs Kenya, 1999
- 84 balls – Shikhar Dhawan – India vs Ireland, 2015