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IND vs AFG: Rohit Sharma's record-shattering hundred takes him past Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev

Rohit Sharma smashed his seventh ODI World Cup century to break Sachin Tendulkar's all-time record for most centuries and also surpassed the legendary Kapil Dev in the record for the fastest ODI World Cup hundred by an Indian cricketer.

Sumeet Kavthale Written By: Sumeet Kavthale @sumeetkavthale New Delhi Updated on: October 11, 2023 20:08 IST
Rohit Sharma vs Afghanistan in WC 2023 in Delhi on October
Image Source : AP Rohit Sharma vs Afghanistan in WC 2023 in Delhi on October 11

Rohit Sharma pulled off a record-laden century against Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup 2023 at Delhi's Arun Jaitley Stadium on Wednesday, October 11. Rohit broke Sachin Tendulkar's major record for most centuries in the ODI World Cup history by bringing his seventh hundred and also surpassed Kapil Dev to register the fastest ODI World Cup century for India.

Rohit smashed a 63-ball hundred to break Kapil's 72-ball century record which he achieved against Zimbabwe during the 1983 World Cup in England. The Indian skipper's 31st ODI hundred also put the Men in Blue in a comfortable position while chasing a tough 273-run target against Afghanistan in their second World Cup 2023 game.

After failing to open an account against Australia in India's opening game in Chennai but looked in a good rhythm for a big knock against Afghanistan. He smashed a 30-ball fifty and became the joint-fastest to record 1000 runs in ODI World Cup history. He also broke Chris Gayle's record for most international sixes after smashing his third maximum of the day and then shattered two major records.

Both Rohit and Sachin previously held the record for most centuries in the ODI World Cup. Sachin registered six hundreds in 44 ODI World Cup innings while Rohit took only 19 innings to surpass the legendary Indian batter. Rohit's five of seven hundreds came during the 2019 World Cup and one came during the 2015 edition. He also broke Kapil's 40-year-old record for the fastest ODI World Cup hundred for India comfortably to script a major record.

India playing XI - Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Afghanistan playing XI - Rahmanullah Gurbaz (w), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

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