Table of Contents
- 1 Amazing Records Rohit Sharma Can Break in ICC World Cup 2023!!!
- 3 Unbreakable Records of Rohit Sharma for any ODI Batsmen
- 4 Exciting Records Rohit Sharma Can Break in World Cup 2023
- 4.1 1. Most number of Sixes in ODI:
- 4.3 2. Most centuries in a single edition World Cup:
- 4.4 3. Most number of centuries in ICC World Cup:
- 4.5 4. Most number of sixes as a captain in the ICC World Cup:
- 4.6 5. Third Indian Captain to win the ICC World Cup:
- 4.8 6. Most Runs scored in the ICC World Cup:
- 4.9 Related Articles:
Amazing Records Rohit Sharma Can Break in ICC World Cup 2023!!!
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, popularly known as Hitman for breaking records and creating history in international cricket, has been performing well as an opening batsman in his recent matches. It would be interesting to explore the chances of extraordinary records Rohit Sharma can break in the World Cup 2023 starting from 5th October 2023.
It is an unusual achievement for any opening batsman to score 3 double centuries in their ODI career but has become a regular feat for Rohit Sharma with his explosive batting techniques.
Before we explore the incredible records Rohit Sharma can break in World Cup 2023, let us glimpse into the previous records of Rohit Sharma as an ODI Batsman that is impossible to break for the present as well as upcoming generation cricketers.
Unbreakable Records of Rohit Sharma for any ODI Batsmen
Here are the best records of Rohit Sharma that are impossible for any ODI batsman to break in the coming years:
1. Highest ODI score in an innings:
On 13th November 2014, Rohit Sharma created history by scoring his second double-hundred as well as his highest ODI score against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Rohit Sharma played a destructive innings of 264 runs from 173 balls( including 33 fours and 9 sixes) which helped India post a massive total of 404-5 in 50 overs. The Sri Lankan cricket team couldn’t match Rohit Sharma’s individual score of 264 runs as Sri Lanka was bowled out for 251-10 in 43.1 overs.
This was not only Rohit Sharma’s best score in his ODI career but also the highest individual score by any batsman in ODI cricket that will be impossible to break in the coming years.
Though New Zealand opening Batsman Martin Guptill scored 237 runs from 163 balls ( including 24 fours and 11 sixes) against West Indies in the Quarterfinals of ICC World Cup 2015, he still remains the second-highest individual scorer in ODI.
Here is the list of the Top 5 Highest Run scoring Batsmen in an ODI innings:
|Position||Player||Team||Highest Score||Balls Faced||Number of Fours||Number of Sixes||Year|
|2||Martin Guptill||New Zealand||237*||163||24||11||2015|
|4||Chris Gayle||West Indies||215||147||10||16||2015|
2. Most Number of Fours :
Rohit Sharma holds the record of smashing 33 fours in an ODI innings with his best score of 264 runs against Sri Lanka. This is the highest and the most impossible record for any batsman to hit fours in an innings, thereby surpassing the records of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag ( 25 fours in an innings).
3. Most Number of Double Centuries in ODI:
Rohit Sharma is the only batsman to maintain a remarkable record of 3 ODI double centuries in his career as an opening batsman. Accomplishing a double century in a 50-overs format against the toughest opposition can be an impressive achievement.
Rohit Sharma scored his three double centuries against the toughest opposition which helped his team post a high innings score as listed below with detailed stats:
|Match||Date||Year||Rohit Sharma Score||Balls Faced||Fours||Sixes||Match score||Result||Venue|
|IND vs AUS||2nd November||2013||209||158||12||16||IND: |
|India won by 57 runs||M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|
|IND vs SL||13th November||2014||264||173||33||9||IND: |
|India won by 153 runs||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|IND vs SL||13th December||2017||208||153||13||12||IND: |
( 50 overs)
|India won by 141 runs||Punjab Cricket Association,
IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
4. Scoring 150+ runs in 6 consecutive years :
Rohit Sharma has maintained the highest ODI score of the year by scoring centuries for the 7 consecutive years and also scored 150+ runs for the 6 consecutive years as listed below (from 2013 to 2020):
|Year||Rohit Sharma’s Highest Score of the year||Opposition|
*NOTE*: Here ‘*’ symbol refers to the batsman remaining “not out ”
5. Most centuries in a single edition World Cup:
Rohit Sharma is the only Indian batsman to score five centuries in the ICC World Cup 2019, thereby surpassing the records of former Sri Lankan Batsman Kumar Sangakkara ( 4 centuries in ICC World Cup 2015) in a single edition of the ICC World Cup tournament.
Also, Rohit Sharma is the only cricketer to score the maximum number of centuries in a single edition of the ICC World Cup as listed below :
|Match||Date||Rohit Sharma Score||Balls Faced||Number of Fours||Number of Sixes|
|SA vs IND||5th June 2019||122||144||13||2|
|IND vs PAK||16th June 2019||140||113||14||3|
|ENG vs IND||30th June 2019||102||109||15||0|
|BAN vs IND||2nd July 2019||104||92||7||5|
|SL vs IND||6th July 2019||103||94||14||2|
Exciting Records Rohit Sharma Can Break in World Cup 2023
After glimpsing through the above records created by the Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma in ODIs, it would be intriguing to know as an Indian cricket fan about the records Rohit Sharma can break in ICC World Cup 2023 as listed below:
1. Most number of Sixes in ODI:
Rohit Sharma is popularly known for his power-hitting shots and scoring most of the runs through fours and sixes. Recently, Rohit Sharma achieved a new milestone of scoring more than 10,000 runs in his ODI career with 551 sixes- The second batsman to hit the most number of sixes in international cricket.
Former West Indies player Chris Gayle ranks in the first position with a record of 553 sixes in his international cricket career. While Rohit Sharma is set to play the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023 and other series matches in the coming days, it would not only be easy for Rohit Sharma to break Chris Gayle’s records but also hold an opportunity to create a new milestone of smashing the most number of sixes by a batsman in the history of cricket across all formats.
2. Most centuries in a single edition World Cup:
Rohit Sharma has the unique record of scoring 5 centuries in a single edition of ICC World Cup 2019, the most number of centuries by any batsman. If Rohit Sharma continues with his brilliant form, there are higher chances for the Indian skipper to break and create his own records in ODIs.
3. Most number of centuries in ICC World Cup:
At present, Rohit Sharma equals the record of Sachin Tendulkar by scoring 6 ODI centuries in the ICC World Cup. If Rohit Sharma performs well in the ICC World Cup 2023 by scoring the maximum number of centuries and survives till the next edition of the ICC World Cup 2027 by maintaining his fitness, it is evident that not only he can break Sachin Tendulkar’s records, but also create new records.
Also, there are higher chances for Rohit Sharma to score the most number of centuries in ICC World Cup cricket and retain the first position which may seem to be impossible for the present and upcoming generation cricketers to break this record.
Sachin Tendulkar participated in the ICC World Cup from 1992 to 2011 ( 6 editions) and scored 6 ODI centuries. In contrast, Rohit Sharma- The Hitman played in just two editions of the ICC World Cup ( 2015 and 2019) but equaled the records of the Master Blaster in this factor.
4. Most number of sixes as a captain in the ICC World Cup:
England’s former captain Eoin Morgan hit 22 sixes in the entire tournament of ICC World Cup 2019, out of which a maximum number of 17 sixes was smashed against Afghanistan by playing a destructive innings of 148 runs in just 71 balls ( including 4 fours and 17 sixes).
Rohit Sharma is such a talented batsman who can score runs easily by dispatching the ball into the stands. There are countless instances where the opposition bowlers and fielders had to helplessly watch the ball sent into the crowds and were unable to control the powerful shots of the Hitman.
5. Third Indian Captain to win the ICC World Cup:
Recently, the Indian cricket team has been performing well under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma by winning the 8th Championship Title of the Asia Cup Tournament in 2023.
Apart from being a destructive opening batsman, Rohit Sharma is known for his brilliant captaincy. Here are the following records of Rohit Sharma as a Captain in International and League Matches to be known by all cricket fans:
- Mumbai Indians became the IPL champions for the 5th time under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy in the years 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020
- Indian Cricket Team won the Asia Cup tournament in 2018 and 2023.
- Rohit Sharma captained the Indian cricket team in T20Is for 51 matches including 39 wins and 12 losses with a winning percentage of 76.47%.
- Under Rohit Sharma’s leadership in ODIs, the Indian cricket team has played 26 One Day International matches including 19 wins and 7 losses with a winning percentage of 73.08%
- In Test Matches, the Indian cricket team has played 9 matches including 5 wins, 2 losses, and 2 Tie matches with a win percentage of 71.42% under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy.
By scrutinizing the above stats of Rohit Sharma’s captaincy in 3 different formats- Tests, ODIs, and T20Is, it is clear that Rohit Sharma maintains a winning rate of more than 70% in all formats.
Also, there are higher chances for the present Indian cricket team to win the ICC World Cup 2023 tournament under the leadership of Rohit Sharma following the winning moments and consistent form of the Asia Cup 2023 tournament.
Every Indian cricket fan as well as the BCCI would be hoping that Rohit Sharma would become the third Indian captain to lift the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023 tournament, followed by the great leadership qualities of the former Indian Skippers MS Dhoni in 2011 and Kapil Dev in 1983.
6. Most Runs scored in the ICC World Cup:
Rohit Sharma scored 978 runs in 17 innings of the ICC World Cup 2015 and 2019 edition. At present, Sachin Tendulkar ranks in the first position on this list with 2,278 runs in 44 ODI innings.
In the previous edition of the ICC World Cup 2019, Rohit Sharma scored a total of 648 runs in 9 innings -including 5 centuries and 1 half-century. In contrast, Sachin Tendulkar scored 673 runs in 11 innings of ICC World Cup 2003.
Here is the list of the Top 5 highest run-scoring batsmen in any single edition of the ICC World Cup tournament :
|Ranking||Player||Team||Most Number of Runs Scored in a single World Cup edition||Year|
|5||Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||606||2019|
After glancing through the above list of top run scorers, it becomes evident that there are high chances for Rohit Sharma to not only break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring the highest number of runs in a single edition of the ICC World Cup but also to rank in the first position of this list with the highest number of runs scored.
After surveying the above stats, the excitement to watch Hitman’s upcoming special show creates excitement and boosts the expectation among all fans about the fantastic records Rohit Sharma can break in the World Cup 2023.
Here are the most commonly asked questions on behalf of every cricket fan after comparing the records of Rohit Sharma and Sachin Tendulkar:
Can Rohit Sharma break Sachin’s record of 2,278 runs in the ICC World Cup?
Is it possible for Rohit Sharma to become the highest run scorer of the ICC World Cup and achieve the top position on the all-time run-scorer list for this tournament?
Can Rohit Sharma play in the next edition of the ICC World Cup 2027 to create new records and maintain his consistent form?
The answer to the above question may seem to be challenging for Rohit Sharma with a present record of 978 runs in 17 innings of the ICC World Cup and depends upon maintaining his current performance and upgrading his fitness in the upcoming editions of the ICC World Cup Tournaments…
Team India will be playing their first match of this edition’s ICC World Cup against Australia on 8th October 2023 ( Sunday ) at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
It would be exciting to watch the Hitman’s special show starting from 8th October 2023 and the above-listed records Rohit Sharma can break in World Cup 2023 as well as create many new records in the upcoming matches…