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Every century of Rohit Sharma in the ODI World Cups

The Indian Cricket Team captain, Rohit Sharma, is one of the best players in all formats of the game. Whether it be test, t20, or ODI, he is a complete beast, especially in the One Day International format. They say every setback brings the best out of the person, and for Rohit, it was not getting selected into the 2011 ODI World Cup squad.

From the second slowest player to score 2,000 runs in ODI to becoming the second fastest player to score 10,000 runs in ODI. Also, when it comes to the ODI World Cup, he just gets into his prime and scores runs for fun. So far, he has played in 19 innings of the ODI World Cup and has scored seven centuries. Which is also the most by any player in World Cup history. So let’s take a look at every century of Rohit Sharma in the ODI World Cups.

Every century of Rohit Sharma in the ODI World Cups

  1. 137 runs against Bangladesh in the 2015 ODI World Cup.
  2. 122* runs against South Africa in the 2019 ODI World Cup.
  3. 140 runs against Pakistan in the 2019 ODI World Cup.
  4. 102 runs against England in the 2019 ODI World Cup.
  5. 104 runs against Bangladesh in the 2019 ODI World Cup.
  6. 103 runs against Sri Lanka in the 2019 ODI World Cup.
  7. 131 runs against Afghanistan in the 2024 ODI World Cup.

Every century of Rohit Sharma in the ODI World Cups

Rohit Sharma’s 137 against Bangladesh in the 2015 ODI World Cup

This is Rohit Sharma’s first ODI World Cup century, which came against Bangladesh in the quarter-final match of the 2015 ODI World Cup. The match took place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and his century created one of the best ambiances on the ground.

India won the toss and elected to bat first. Both the Indian openers started well and put a fifty-run partnership on the board. Rohit was leading the partnership and was hitting the ball from the very first ball. He scored 137 runs off 126 balls and hit 17 boundaries, of which 14 were fours and 3 were sixes.

Rohit Sharma’s 122 runs against South Africa in the 2019 ODI World Cup

This innings was very special for the Indian cricket team, as this was their first match in the 2019 ODI World Cup. South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first. The South African cricket team struggled with the bat but somehow managed to set a target of 228 runs.

Looking at the target, India started slowly with the bat as they lost Shikhar Dhawan in the fifth over of the game. Well, it was the best time for Rohit Sharma to assess the condition and develop his innings. As the innings progressed, he got set and scored his second century of the ODI World Cup.

Rohit Sharma’s 140 runs against Pakistan in the 2019 ODI World Cup

To be honest, this is Rohit Sharma’s best innings in cricket. The reason is that India vs Pakistan is one of the biggest rivalries in the sporting world, and to score a century is not more than an achievement.

His intent was clear from the very first ball, and he started hitting the ball from the very first over. He scored 140 runs off just 113 balls, and his strike rate was 123.89. Sadly, he got out playing a cheeky shot, or else he would have scored a double century that day.

Rohit Sharma’s 102 runs against England in the 2019 ODI World Cup

This is the only century of Rohit Sharma that came at a losing cause. The England team had won the toss and decided to bat first, as it was a perfect pitch to bat on. They started well from the very first over and had a first-wicket partnership of 160 runs. As the innings progressed, they had some good partnerships and scored 337 runs at the loss of seven wickets.

In the chase, India lost KL Rahul in the third over, which slowed their innings for a few overs. But both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli batted well and had a partnership of 138 runs. Until Virat Kohli lost his wicket against Liam Plunkett. A few over later, Rohit got out after scoring his fourth overall century and the third century of the current ODI World Cup.

104 runs against Bangladesh and 103 runs against Sri Lanka in the 2019 ODI World Cup

Both of the above centuries of Rohit Sharma were almost similar. His 104-run innings against Bangladesh was his 5th ODI World Cup century, and his 103 runs against Sri Lanka was his 6th ODI World Cup century.

India won both matches, and he was the top scorer in both matches. He also won the Man of the Match award.

Rohit Sharma’s 131 runs against Afghanistan in the 2024 ODI World Cup

This is his seventh century in the ODI World Cup. He became the first player in ODI World Cup history to score seven centuries. Rohit leads the pack for most centuries in the ODI World Cup and is ahead of legendary players like Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara, and many more.

He scored 131 runs off just 84 balls against Afghanistan. In the same match, he also became the player who has hit the most sixes in cricketing history. Truly, Rohit Sharma is one of the greatest ODI players, and when it comes to the World Cup, he is a complete beast.

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