Indian vice-captain of limited overs cricket, Rohit Sharma, is scoring runs for fun in the coveted World Cup tournament. He has been on a record-breaking spree in this tournament. He has already broken two of the most prestigious records and is not even done yet.
He has five centuries to his name in this tournament – the most by any batsman in a single edition of a World Cup, while he is also the highest scorer so far with 647 runs and the owner of the record for most runs in group stages of a single edition of World Cup.
On Tuesday, Rohit will have a chance to break arguably the biggest batting record in World Cup history which at one point of time seemed to be a record which might stay untouched for a long time to come. However, the Hitman is touching distance away from the most runs ever scored in a single edition of a World Cup. If Rohit scores 27 runs in Tuesday’s match against New Zealand, he will go past Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 673 runs in the 2003 World Cup.
Second in the list of most runs scored in a single edition of a World Cup is Mathew Hayden who had made 659 runs in 2007 World Cup.
If Rohit goes on to score 53 runs in the match against New Zealand, he will also become the first cricketer ever to make 700 runs in a single edition of a Cricket World Cup.
A century will make him the man with most centuries in World Cup cricket – his seventh in World Cup cricket (six in this edition and one in 2015 World Cup Quarter-final). He is currently tied with Sachin Tendulkar who had also made six World Cup hundreds but in a long career of over two decades.
Virat and Rohit – world’s number one and number two ranked ODI batsmen have the most number of runs, centuries and fifty plus scores since World Cup 2015. They are a brilliant pair to watch having the best partnership average among all pairs who have played a minimum of 50 innings.