ICC World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma breaks multiple records as he smashes Afghanistan’s bowling

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Rohit Sharma breaks multiple records

Rohit Sharma breaks multiple records and became the joint-fastest player to 1000 runs in an ODI World Cup on Wednesday, marking another significant achievement in his stellar white-ball careeras . At the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi for Match 9 of the ICC World Cup 2023 versus Afghanistan, the Indian captain accomplished the feat. In the yearly 50-over competition, Australian David Warner and Indian Rohit Sharma both scored 1000 runs in 19 innings, making them the two players with the fastest totals. Since he had 978 runs in 17 innings when the World Cup began, the 35-year-old Indian skipper had a chance to become the only player to achieve 1000 runs in a short period.

In contrast, Rohit Sharma was out for a duck against Australia in their opening game, which the Men in Blue won by seven wickets thanks to match-winning innings from KL Rahul and Virat Kohli after India had lost three wickets for only two runs. The opener joins Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and Virat Kohli as the fourth Indian to reach 1000 runs in a World Cup. Additionally, Rohit and Sachin Tendulkar are tied for the most World Cup hundreds. 

In a recent match, Rohit Sharma put up a phenomenal performance and set a new record by hitting the most sixes in an ODI. He broke the previous record held by Chris Gayle, who had hit 553 sixes. Rohit surpassed this by hitting a total of 555 sixes in his ODI career. Moreover, he played brilliantly and scored a quick half-century while chasing a target of 272. His exceptional performance was undoubtedly a treat to watch for cricket fans all over the world.

Rohit Sharma breaks multiple records
Rohit Sharma breaks multiple records

ICC World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma breaks multiple records as he smashes Afghanistan’s bowling

We examine the list of records he broke at the Arun Jaitley Stadium during his ferocious performance.

Most runs for India in World Cups 

  • 2278 – Sachin Tendulkar 
  • 1115 – Virat Kohli 
  • 1009 – Rohit Sharma 
  • 1006 – Sourav Ganguly 
  • 860 – Rahul Dravid


  • Rohit Sharma – 555 in 453 matches
  • Chris Gayle – 553 in 483 matches
  • Shahid Afridi – 476 in 524 matches
  • Brendon McCullum – 398 in 432 matches

In the world of One Day International (ODI) cricket, Rohit Sharma is inching closer to hitting 300 sixes. This is an impressive feat considering that only two batters have hit more sixes than him in the 50-over format of the game. The first player was Shahid Afridi, who concluded his career with a total of 351 sixes. The second player is Chris Gayle, who currently holds the second position with a total of 331 sixes. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma has already hit a staggering 183 sixes in the Twenty20 International (T20I) format of the game, breaking the record for the highest number of sixes in this format. He has 9 more sixes than Martin Guptill, who is his closest competitor in this regard.

Rohit Sharma, a prominent Indian cricketer, has established himself as one of the most dependable players in the World Cup tournaments. In the 2019 World Cup held in England, he exhibited his exceptional skills by scoring five centuries, a record in itself. With this feat, he surpassed the previous record for the most hundreds in a single World Cup. It is worth mentioning that Rohit also scored a century in his debut World Cup appearance in 2015, which further solidified his reputation as a top-performing player in international cricket.

Despite not having the best opening in the World Cup 2023, Rohit’s remarkable performance in Delhi was a clear indication of his determination and dedication to achieving his goals. He showcased his skills flawlessly, leaving no room for doubt about his potential and ability to excel in the sport. His impressive performance in Delhi serves as a strong testament to his hard work and perseverance and is sure to inspire and motivate other aspiring cricketers to strive for excellence.

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