Continuing with his magnificent form in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Rohit Sharma on Tuesday became the first Indian and second overall batsman to score the fourth hundred in a World Cup.
At Edgbaston, Rohit scored a century against Bangladesh and that was after he had scored a ton against England just two days ago. He had scored centuries against South Africa and Pakistan earlier in the ongoing tournament.
Apart from Rohit, former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara has also scored four hundreds in a single edition of a World Cup. He did so in the 2015 edition.
Rohit added 180 for the first wicket with KL Rahul and it was the highest first wicket partnership for India at a World Cup. Previous best was 174 between Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma at Hamilton during the 2015 World Cup.
‘Hitman’ was eventually dismissed for 104 by Soumya Sarkar in the 30th over. After this knock, he has 540 runs in the ongoing World Cup.
Here are some of the best tweets:
The HITMAN 💙
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) July 2, 2019
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 2, 2019
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 2, 2019
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) July 2, 2019
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 2, 2019
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 2, 2019
5th century in 15 World Cup innings for Rohit Sharma. Amazing hunger and consistency. #IndvBan
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 2, 2019
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 2, 2019
4th century in #CWC19 for Rohit Sharma. Well played,,,,,,,,,,again. 🙌🙌
— ian bishop (@irbishi) July 2, 2019
— Parvinder Awana (@ParvinderAwana) July 2, 2019
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 2, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 2, 2019
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) July 2, 2019
Such a pleasure to be at the ground to see Rohit Sharma bat like this. Would have been even more fun if he had gone on.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 2, 2019
@ImRo45 hasn’t broken sweat yet! Been a doddle since Tamim dropped him…
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) July 2, 2019
4th Hundred by Rohit Sharma in #CWC19
What a player
— Abdul Ghaffar (@GhaffarDawnNews) July 2, 2019