The Indian opener Rohit Sharma created history in World Cup cricket, as he became the first man to hit five centuries in a single edition of the tournament, going past Kumar Sangakkara’s record of four tons in 2015 World Cup.
Rohit Sharma scored 122* against South Africa, 140 against Pakistan, 102 against England and 104 against Bangladesh. Now he has hit his record fifth and overall sixth century in the history of the tournament against Sri Lanka, as Indian team looks to chase down a target of 265 runs.
Rohit (103), along with KL Rahul added a record 189 runs for the opening stand and put the Lankans out of the game. He also equaled the record of Sachin Tendulkar, who made six centuries across six tournaments, while Rohit has achieved the feat in just 2 editions. Rohit also amassed 647 runs in 8 innings at an average of 92.42 and strike rate of 98.77.
Cricket fraternity was amazed at the consistency of this mercurial batsman and showered Rohit with accolades on Twitter.
Here are some tweets: