As Rohit Sharma’s bat unleashed a downpour of runs inside the confines of the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, a deluge of records adopted, a lot like the raindrops throughout India’s conflict with Afghanistan on Saturday.
Rohit Sharma, showcasing his batting prowess and tapping into his prime kind, not solely amassed a century but in addition etched his title in historical past because the participant with essentially the most centuries within the annals of the World Cup, amassing a complete of 7 tons. This outstanding achievement surpassed the enduring cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who had notched up six World Cup centuries throughout his illustrious profession.
He additionally grew to become the Indian to attain the quickest century within the World Cup surpassing former captain Kapil Dev’s 72-ball ton against Zimbabwe in 1983 breaking a document that stood for nearly 40 years. Rohit’s century got here whereas chasing a goal within the World Cup can also be essentially the most lots of (3) in profitable World Cup chases. His 133 was the best rating by an Indian throughout a World Cup chase.
The victory against Afghanistan was India’s seventh profitable chase of 250 or extra within the World Cup, no different workforce has managed to do greater than 5. Rohit’s wonderful knock consisted of 5 sixes which took his tally of worldwide sixes to 556 which is essentially the most by any participant. Former West Indies participant, Chris Gayle held the document with 553 sixes, however Rohit overtook him to seal his place on the summit of the uncommon document.
He additionally tied the document of Australian opener David Warner to grow to be the joint-fastest 1,000-run scorer within the World Cup, attaining the feat in simply 19 innings.Coming to the match, Afghanistan’s star-studded spin squadron failed to check the Indian batters as Rohit smashed them for boundaries all around the subject.
While chasing a goal of 273, India bought off to a flying begin with the opening duo of Rohit and Ishan Kishan taking the struggle to the Afghanistan bowlers. India appeared to have adopted a T20I strategy after adopting a cautious strategy for the preliminary overs. After the Indian captain struck a boundary in Fazalhaq Farooqi’s over, there was no wanting again.
Rashid took the wickets of each openers Ishan Kishan and Rohit, nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient as India went on to assert an 8-wicket victory on the Arun Jaitley Stadium.