Rohit Sharma becoming first batsman to score five centuries: Twitter was exhilarated at watching the Indian vice-captain score another century.
During the 44th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Sri Lanka and India at Headingley, India vice-captain Rohit Sharma continued his unbelievable run in the tournament as he registered his fifth century in another match-winning effort.
Opening the batting with Lokesh Rahul, the duo made a mockery of a 265-run chase. Starting in an affirmative manner from the word go, Indian opener led by Sharma scored 59 runs in the first powerplay. Punishing Sri Lanka’s new-ball bowlers in Lasitha Malinga and Kasun Rajitha, Sharma constantly scored boundaries against them.
Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne introduced spin in the form of Dhananjaya de Silva in the 17th over. In what was a desperate move to yield a wicket, Sharma responded by hitting a couple of sixes and bringing his half-century in de Silva’s first over. Constant attack against the spinner saw de Silva leaking 40 runs in his first four overs.
With Rahul also getting into the act, India scored 152 runs in 25 overs. Batting on 81* at the halfway mark, Sharma seemed to have entered his territory of being invincible.
Sharma’s 27th ODI century eventually came on the last ball of the 29th over when he hit a four through the square leg region off Rajitha. It is worth mentioning that Sharma has become the first batsman to score five centuries in a World Cup.
Rohit Sharma becoming first batsman to score five centuries:
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 6, 2019
Rohit Sharma, you beauty 😍😍
Brings up his 5th #CWC19 💯. Third century in a row. Also becomes the only batsman to score 5 centuries in a World Cup.
There is no stopping this fella 👌👌🔥 pic.twitter.com/cVzGfZ5df1
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 6, 2019
— Mandeep Singh (@mandeeps12) July 6, 2019
Eating 100’s for breakfast… #RohitSharma
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 6, 2019
It’s official. Rohit Sharma becomes the first person to hit FIVE (5) centuries in a single World Cup edition. We stan a legend. As Anil Kapoor said in Slumdog Millionaire: “whatta playa” #CWC19 #INDvSL
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) July 6, 2019
Most World Cup centuries:
6 – Tendulkar (45 matches, 6 World Cups)
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) July 6, 2019
– 1st batsman to score 5 centuries at a single CWC
– Equals Sachin Tendulkar for most CWC centuries (6)
– 2nd batsman to score a century in 3 consecutive CWC innings (Sangakkara)
– 2nd Indian to score a century in 3 consecutive ODI innings (Kohli)#CWC19 #INDvSL 🇮🇳
— Fox Sports Lab (@FoxSportsLab) July 6, 2019
Five centuries at one World Cup. Rohit Sharma is creating some very special landmarks. And for lovers of batting, providing a lot of joy
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 6, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) July 6, 2019
The Hitman just can’t miss at the moment 🎯
Rohit Sharma brings up his fifth 💯 at #CWC19 – no batsman has ever made as many at a single World Cup 😱
What a player! pic.twitter.com/apwVq4WW6b
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 6, 2019
— Shikha Pandey (@shikhashauny) July 6, 2019
Rohit Sharma ki jai!👏👏👏👏👏
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 6, 2019
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) July 6, 2019
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) July 6, 2019
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) July 6, 2019
A record breaking 5th World Cup century in #CWC19 for Rohit Sharma. A pure pleasure to watch. Surely he will leave a legacy as one of the great white ball batsmen.
— ian bishop (@irbishi) July 6, 2019
Only two men in 142 years history of international cricket have scored 5 centuries in one series/tournament. Rohit Sharma in WC 2019 and Sir Clyde Walcott in a Test series vs Aus in 1955. #CWC19
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 6, 2019
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