Rohit Sharma, who is in great form, has set a new record in World Cup 2019. By hitting century (103) in the league match against Sri Lanka yesterday, Rohit Sharma became the only batsman to score 5 centuries in a single World Cup edition. His centuries tally in World Cup tournaments increased to 6. It equals with Sachin Tendulkar's record of holding 6 centuries across Cricket World Cup tournaments.
By hitting three consecutive 100s in single world cup edition and five centuries overall in a single cricket world cup so far, Rohit Sharma holds unique record of the only batsman to score 5 centuries in a single World Cup edition. In all world cup editions he has played so far, Rohit Sharma holds six centuries and thus, he has beaten Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara and Australia's Ricky Ponting who have made five centuries in world cup matches.
Highest Centuries in Cricket World Cup tournaments
1. Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma - 6
2. Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara - 5
Man of the Match Record
In the last league match with Sri Lanka, Rohit achieved this feat. This is not all. He was awarded as the Man of the Match in the match. This is his fourth Man of Match award in World Cup 2019. Thus, Rohit Sharma has equalled Yuvraj Singh's record of four Man of the Match awards in a single World CUp tournament. Yuvi had won four Man of Match awards for his performance in 2011 Cricket World Cup. Sachin Tendulkar stands at third place with three Man of the Match awards in a single World Cup.
Most Man of the Match Awards in Cricket World Cup tournaments
1. Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma - 4
2. Sachin Tendulkar - 3
Highest Runs in World Cup Tournaments
Sachin Tendulkar is currently holding the record of scoring highest runs in world cup tournaments. Sachin scored 673 in 2003 World Cup edition. With 647 runs in 2019 World Cup edition, Rohit Sharma is in second place. He is short of only 27 runs to equal Sachin's record. If Rohit Shamra scores more than 27 in the Semi Finals match against New Zealand, he will rake up to the first place.
1. Sachin Tendulkar - 673
2. Rohit Shamra - 647
PS : Rohit Sharma is the most favourite batsman in this world cup season. He is a treat to watch. Let's wait and see, how much he will score in Semi-Finals and Finals if India goes to Finals.