India vs Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma 2nd batsman after Kumar Sangakkara to hit 4 hundreds in a single World Cup

first_imgRohit Sharma became only the 2nd batsman after Sri Lankan batting legend Kumar Sangakkara to score 4 hundreds in a single edition of the World Cup. Rohit now has 26 hundreds in one-day internationals.Rohit, who had hit hundreds against South Africa, Pakistan and England so far in World Cup 2019, scored another against Bangladesh in Birmingham on Tuesday.Rohit Sharma is now joint second in the list of most century scorers in World Cup history with Ricky Ponting and Kumar Sangakkara. All 3 men have scored 5 World Cup hundreds. Sachin Tendulkar leads the list with 6 hundreds.Rohit Sharma is playing only his second World Cup. Incidentally, his first World Cup hundred had come against Bangladesh in the quarterfinals in 2015 in Melbourne.Rohit was dropped on 9 by Tamim Iqbal and he made Bangladesh pay. In fact, he was dropped on 1 against South Africa and he went on to score 122 not out in a successful chase for India.Against Australia, Rohit was dropped on 2 and he scored a fluent 57. In a steep chase against England, Joe Root dropped Rohit Sharma on 4 and he finished with 102.Rohit Sharma has been the most prolific opening batsman in world cricket for the past several years. No one has a better average than Rohit as an opener (minimum 120 innings).Rohit Sharma has taken only 15 matches to score 5 World Cup hundreds. Sachin Tendulkar scored 6 World Cup hundreds in 45 matches while Kumar Sangakkara and Ricky Ponting scored 5 hundreds in 37 and 46 matches respectively.This was also Rohit Sharma’s 3rd successive hundred against Bangladesh in an ICC tournament. After his 137 in Melbourne, Rohit hit an unbeaten 123 also in Birmingham in the semi-final of the 2017 Champions Trophy.advertisementAlso Read | India vs Bangladesh: Don’t need to assess how to convert those 50s into hundreds, says Virat KohliAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Michael Vaughan takes a dig at Team India ahead of Bangladesh clashlast_img