Indian dressing room and Rohit Sharma’s wife celebrate: Viewers jubilantly celebrated Indian vice-captain’s 24th ODI century.
During the 22nd match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford, India vice-captain Rohit Sharma registered his 24th ODI century in a high-voltage contest.
Having already scored one century and one half-century in the tournament so far, Sharma became the fourth Indian batsman (after Navjot Singh Sidhu, Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh) to score three or more consecutive 50+ scores at the start of the World Cup.
After Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and chose to bowl, Sharma took control from the word go. Him doing the same in conditions which favoured the fast bowlers spoke highly of his knock.
Opening the batting without his regular opening partner in Shikhar Dhawan, Sharma played the role of an archetype senior batsman in front of Lokesh Rahul. Just when the latter was looking to get his eye in, Sharma made sure that the scoreboard keeps moving.
On the penultimate delivery of the 12th over, Sharma hit a boundary off Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan to bring up a 34-ball half-century. On the last delivery of the 30th over, Sharma hit a cut off Shadab to reach the three-figure mark.
Before getting out to Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz in the 39th over, Sharma ended up scoring 140 (113) with the help of 14 fours and three sixes.
Indian dressing room and Rohit Sharma’s wife celebrate:
How Twitter reacted:
Rohit Sharma’s last 5 ODI inns:
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) June 16, 2019
Rohit aghast at his dismissal. Given the strong situation, needless risk. But this has been a truly superb knock by him: immaculate strokeplay, brilliantly controlled aggression. Reduced Pak to haplessness
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 16, 2019
Dil jeetan lai, @ImRo45 ❤️
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) June 16, 2019
Rohit goes! Attempts a ramp shot and finds the hands of Wahab Riaz at short fine leg!
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) June 16, 2019
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