Written byAyush Gupta
In the same light, we present the records broken by him in this World Cup.
Fewest inngs to 24 ODI 100s:— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) June 16, 2019
142 H Amla
161 V Kohli
192 AB de Villiers
203 ROHIT SHARMA
219 S Tendulkar
First Indian batsman to score back to back ODI hundreds against PAK following his unbeaten 111 in Dubai in Asia Cup 2018.#INDvPAK #CWC19 #TeamIndia #WeHaveWeWill
Rohit became the fourth Indian to slam five consecutive 50+ knocks in ODIs. His previous five innings read 95, 56, 122*, 57 and 140. Among the other Indians to achieve this feat are Sachin Tendulkar and Ajinkya Rahane, while Virat Kohli has done it twice.
Rohit's 140 against Pakistan on Sunday was the second highest individual score against Pakistan in the World Cup.
The best remains an unbeaten 143 by Australia's Andrew Symonds that came in 2003 at Johannesburg.
He is also the third player who has scored a century in an India-Pakistan World Cup clash, after Saeed Anwar (101 in 2003) and Kohli (107 in 2015).
Rohit, with his yesterday's knock, has now the joint-most number of ODI tons among overseas players in the United Kingdom (UK). He now holds the record along with Sir Vivian Richards and Shikhar Dhawan, who too have scored four ODI centuries, playing in the UK.
Rohit has now become the quickest batsman to score 1,000 ODI runs in the UK, in just 18 innings. He eclipsed Dhawan's record (19).
He also scored the fastest half-century by a player in an Indo-Pak World Cup clash.
His 85-ball century on Sunday was the joint-second fastest by an Indian in the World Cup, after Virat Kohli's 83-ball century against Bangladesh in 2011.
Rohit hit the second consecutive ton against Men In Green. Notably, he had hit a century against them in the Asia Cup 2018, which India had won under his captaincy.
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