Rohit Sharma scored his second ton in three innings as India maintained their unbeaten record against Pakistan at the World Cup with an 89-run win under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method on Sunday.
Rohit’s 140 was the centrepiece of a total of 336-5 that also featured captain Virat Kohli’s 77 and KL Rahul’s 57.
The highlight of Rohit’s innings, however, was him replicating a Sachin Tendulkar shot from the 2003 World Cup.
On the way to his 24th ODI century, Rohit smashed a six off Hasan Ali which was similar to Tendulkar’s iconic upper-cut against Shoaib Akhtar during the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup game between India and Pakistan.
Commentators noticed the similarity between the shots and applauded the Indian opener for the same.
Here’s the video:
Sachin in 2003 or Rohit in 2019 – who did it better? pic.twitter.com/M9k8z5lLQd
— ICC (@ICC) June 16, 2019
Meanwhile, victory in this rain-curtailed clash saw India, who have now won all seven of their World Cup matches against Pakistan, remain unbeaten after four pool games at this year’s edition.
“We have played good cricket, if you focus on this game too emotionally things can get haywire,” Kohli said in the post-match ceremony.
“We cannot approach it like fans, as cricketers you have to understand what needs to be done on the field.
“Rohit’s knock was outstanding but to get to 330 you need a team effort and that is exactly what happened.”