ODI WC 2023: Indian skipper Rohit Sharma showcased outstanding form during the 2019 ODI World Cup held in England. In that tournament, Rohit accumulated an impressive tally of 648 runs in nine matches, securing the top position among run-scorers. As he prepares to lead India in this year’s 50-over megaevent, he aspires to build on his previous success, aiming to contribute significantly to India’s quest for an ICC trophy after a decade-long drought.
The 2023 ODI World Cup is scheduled to commence with a match between England and New Zealand on October 5 in Ahmedabad. Rohit Sharma, apart from aspiring to become the third Indian captain to clinch the ODI World Cup, harbors ambitions of surpassing three of Sachin Tendulkar’s iconic ODI World Cup records.
Here are three ODI World Cup records held by Sachin Tendulkar that Rohit Sharma has the potential to break in this year’s edition:
Sachin Tendulkar participated in 45 ODI World Cup matches spanning six editions during his illustrious career, registering six centuries— the highest by any batsman in the competition’s history. Rohit Sharma, who notched up five centuries in the 2019 edition, currently boasts six ODI World Cup centuries in just 17 matches. Should he achieve at least one more century in the 2023 edition, he will surpass Tendulkar’s record and become the all-time leading century-maker in the history of the ODI World Cup.
Rohit Sharma, who is on the cusp of breaking Chris Gayle’s overall record for hitting the most sixes (553) in international cricket, requires five more maximums to surpass Sachin’s Indian record of 27 sixes in the ODI World Cup. Presently, Rohit stands in third place with 23 sixes to his credit.
Most Runs in a Single Edition:
The record for amassing the highest number of runs in a single edition of the ODI World Cup is held by Tendulkar, who accumulated a total of 673 runs in 11 matches during the 2003 ODI World Cup. Rohit Sharma, who compiled 648 runs in nine matches in the 2019 edition, has a chance to break Tendulkar’s record if he maintains the same level of performance exhibited in the 2019 edition during this year’s tournament.