Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma on Tuesday added another feather to his cap by becoming the 1st Indian and 2nd overall to score 4 centuries in a single edition of the World Cup. Before Rohit, Sourav Ganguly was the only Indian with 3 hundreds. Overall, Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka shares the top spot with Rohit Sharma with 4 centuries.
Rohit achieved the feat playing against Bangladesh at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.
‘Hitman’ Sharma has been in sublime form this World Cup and is currently leading the run chart with 544 runs from 7 matches at an average of 90.67. The century against Bangladesh was Rohit’s 26th ODI century.
Winning the toss, India skipper Virat Kohli elected to bat first against Bangladesh in their World Cup fixture.
India came all guns blazing with the likes of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. The duo stitched 180 runs — highest opening wicket stand for India in a World Cup — before Rohit fell to Soumya Sarkar after a well-made 104. Rohit’s blitzkrieg was laced with 7 boundaries and 5 sixes.
Rohit’s companion Rahul also played a good knock of 77 before falling to Rubel Hossain.
Notably, India have made two changes in their Playing XI which featured against England. They have included Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Dinesh Karthik in places of Kuldeep Yadav and Kedar Jadhav, respectively.