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Rohit Sharma on verge of breaking two Sachin Tendulkar World Cup records

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 July 2019, 21:38 IST
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Indian opener Rohit Sharma is on verge of breaking legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s two World Cup records. Rohit Sharma recently broke Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara’s record of scoring four centuries in a single World Cup edition. Sharma now has five hundreds to his name in a single World Cup, which is the highest by any batsman.

In total, Rohit Sharma has six World Cup hundreds as he scored one in his first World Cup in 2015. Rohit has equalled Sachin’s record of six World Cup hundreds and if the Indian vice-captain manages to score one more he will surpass Tendulkar in scoring the most number of World Cup centuries.


Sharma is also just 26 runs away from breaking another record of Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin has the most number of runs in a single World Cup edition when he scored 673 runs in 2003 edition of the tournament. Rohit has scored 647 runs so far in this tournament and if he scores 26 runs in India’s clash against New Zealand on Tuesday, he will become the highest run-scorer in a single edition of World Cup.

Earlier in the tournament, Rohit Sharma broke Sourav Ganguly’s long-standing record of scoring the most number of centuries in a World Cup by an Indian batsman. Ganguly scored three centuries in 2003 World Cup which was highest by an Indian batsman in a World Cup. Rohit now has five to his name which is not only highest by an Indian batsman but by any batsman in the world.

Rohit scored his first century of this World Cup in India’s opening match against South Africa where he remained unbeaten at 122. Rohit then scored 140 runs against Pakistan, 102 against West Indies, 104 against England and 103 against Sri Lanka.

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First published: 7 July 2019, 21:38 IST
 
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