India’s skipper Rohit Sharma smashed a century against Afghanistan in 63 balls to put his team on the board as they chased down a 273-run total. In World Cups of Cricket, Rohit’s innings in New Delhi included the nation’s quickest 100.
It is the first century for Team India. In the previous match, K.L. Rahul and Virat Kohli were close to scoring a century but failed to score.
When he unfurls one of his front feet and pulls deep into the stands in front of square, you know the beast has awakened just like it did on Wednesday night. The sluggish pace around the crease before taking strike, the relaxed saunter down the pitch, and the discussion with the non-striker are frequently deceiving.
Rohit’s century and Kohli’s fifty help India smash Afghanistan
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Rohit Sharma led India to an impressive eight-wicket win over Afghanistan in the ODI World Cup, achieving a record-breaking hundred off 63 balls. His performance was overshadowed by Hasmatullah Shahidi’s 80 and Azmatullah Omarazai’s 62, making it the fastest ton by an Indian in the World Cup. This victory boosts India’s net run-rate ahead of their third World Cup fixture against Pakistan.
Afghanistan were probably going to be a significant menace, but now was the moment to say something. Rohit demonstrated that he was always one step ahead of the bowlers by reaching hundreds off just 63 balls. This is the reason for his batting’s supreme ease and disregard. He broke Charis Gayle’s record for hitting the most sixes in all of international cricket when he outwitted Naveen-ul-Haq with the third of his five sixes. However, his journey to this accomplishment stands in stark contrast to violence with a bat.
Since his team had a set of spinners, Afghanistan captain Hashmatulah Shahidi said throughout the game that his team was superior at using spin. Shahidi led from the front and appeared to be completely captivated by the challenge he had set. He attempted to guarantee that his team didn’t lose any wickets to Indian spinners in an innings of 80 off 88, which featured a significant partnership of 121 for the fourth wicket with Azmatullah Omarzai, only to be finally bowled by Kuldeep Yadav. That was the sole spinner-taken wicket for Afganistan. Even India’s pacers, highlighted by Jaspreet Bumrah’s flawless spell of 4/39, ensured that India team never lost the game.
In the world cup 2023 Rohit Breaks Chris Gayle’s record for most international sixes
After breaking Chris Gayle’s record as the best hitter from the West Indies on Wednesday, India’s skipper Rohit Sharma said he had learned from the West Indian.
While India defeated Afghanistan on Wednesday, Rohit reached a huge milestone in international cricket. Gayle’s record for the most sixes hit in international cricket was surpassed by the Indian skipper.
The record was previously held by a West Indian batsman who hit 553 sixes in 483 international games. Sharma, who played international cricket in all forms, broke this record by hitting 556 sixes in just 473 innings. This includes 77 sixes in Test matches, 182 in T20Is, and 297 in ODIs.
Rohit told the BCCI after the game that he never imagined he would be able to attain the milestone when he first began playing and that his main goal now is to keep up the hard work.
I never imagined hitting sixes when I first started playing this game, much less that many sixes. However, I never imagined I’d be able to strike sixes with such force. There has undoubtedly been a lot of effort done throughout the years. I’m thus satisfied with the work I’ve produced throughout the years.
“I’d like to keep doing what I’ve been doing. So I’ll continue doing what I’m doing with that in mind. However, it is a very little one.”
India is ranked second in the 2023 World Cup points table
India beat Afghanistan on Wednesday to climb up to second place in the Cricket World Cup 2023 rankings. The squad lead by Rohit Sharma reached the goal of 273 in 35 overs, thus enhancing their Net Run Rate. Third in the list is Pakistan, with an NRR of +0.927