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Rohit Sharma Smashes India’s Fastest World Cup Century

Rohit Sharma Smashes India’s Fastest World Cup Century

India captain Rohit Sharma smashed his 31st ODI century and put India on course for a mammoth win against Afghanistan in their World Cup 2023 tie at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium. Rohit Sharma completed his hundred off 63 balls, fetching him the record for the fastest century ever by an Indian in the history of World Cup. Before Rohit, the milestone belonged to Kapil Dev off 72 balls against Zimbabwe in 1983, the India captain bested the former all-rounder’s accomplishment by nine balls as India dominated Afghanistan in their chase of 273 and won by 8 wickets.

Earlier during his innings, Rohit knocked down two more impressive milestones. First, he completed 1000 runs in World Cup, becoming only the fourth Indian to the landmark after Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Sourav Ganguly and then struck three sixes to become the leading six-hitter in international cricket, surpassing ‘Universe Boss’s Chris Gayle.

Top Five Players with Most Centuries in World Cup history

Player World Cup  Centuries Country World Cup Matches
Rohit Sharma 7 India 19
Sachin Tendulkar 6 India 45
Kumar Sangakkara 5 Sri Lanka 37
Ricky Ponting 5 Australia 42
David Warner 4 Australia 19

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