Ahmedabad (Uttam Hindu News): Captain Rohit Sharma scored a half-century in India’s stunning 7-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the 2023 Cricket World Cup match and in the process created some new records, cementing his reputation as the best batsman of all time in ODI cricket. And it increased. ,
On Saturday, Rohit Sharma played an innings of 86 runs in 63 balls with the help of six fours and six sixes and thus came seventh in the list of batsmen who scored the most runs in the World Cup. He also extended his record for most sixes in international cricket as a batsman.
He became the first Indian batsman to score 200 runs in the current edition of the Cricket World Cup. Sharma has scored 217 runs in three matches so far and is third behind Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan (248) and New Zealand’s Devon Conway (229).
With Saturday’s innings, Rohit’s total score in 20 innings of 20 World Cup matches reached 1195 and he left West Indies’ Chris Gayle behind, who has scored 1186 runs. Topping this list is Sachin Tendulkar who has scored 2278 runs in 44 innings of 45 matches.
Rohit Sharma now has the highest average among batsmen who have played 20 or more matches in the World Cup. The India captain’s average is 66.38. In the overall averages list, Tendulkar tops the list with 56.95, followed by Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara at 56.74 (1532 runs).
In the process, Rohit became the first Indian batsman to hit 300 sixes in ODI cricket and also the first Indian batsman to score 200 runs in CWC 2023.
He has the joint-highest number of 50+ scores in the World Cup so far with 7 more than half-centuries.
Rohit Sharma, who made the highest score – 86 – by an Indian against Pakistan in the World Cup, has also hit the most number of sixes by an Indian captain.