NEW DELHI: Continuing with his magnificent form in the ICC cricket World Cup, Rohit Sharma on Tuesday became the first Indian and second overall to score fourth overall to score four hundreds in a World Cup.
Rohit scored a century against Bangladesh and that was after he had scored a ton against England just two day ago. He had previously scored three figure scores against Pakistan and against South Africa in India’s opening game.
Apart from Rohit, former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara has also scored four tons in a single edition of a World Cup. He did so in the 2015 World Cup.
Previously, Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar have scored three centuries each at a World Cup. Ganguly did it in 2003 edition in South Africa, while Sachin did it in 1996 when World Cup was held in the Indian Subcontinent.
Rohit added 180 for the first wicket with KL Rahul and that is the highest first wicket partnership for India at a World Cup. Previous best was 174 between Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma at Hamilton during the 2015 World Cup.
Rohit was eventually dismissed for 104 by Soumya Sarkar in the 30th over. After this knock Rohit has 540 runs in the ICC cricket World Cup 2019.
Should India win this match they would qualify for the semi final of the World cup, while Bangladesh need to win the match to stay alive in the tournament.