Rohit Sharma became the 1st player to hit 5 hundreds in single edition of the World Cup. During India’s final league match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup against Sri Lanka, Rohit created history when he scored his 27th hundred in one-day internationals.
Rohit Sharma has been in sensational form in the 2019 World Cup. This was his 5th hundred in only 8 innings. India’s game against New Zealand was washed out due to bad weather and both the teams are going to play against each other fro the first time in the semi finals. Previously, Kumar Sangakkara had scored 4 hundreds in the 2015 World Cup and Rohit broke his record in today’s game.
Rohit has now 3 successive hundreds in this World Cup. He had scored 102 against England on June 30 and 104 against Bangladesh on July 2. After the post match, Rohit Sharma was seen answering to press reporters.
When he was asked about breaking Sachin’s records, Rohit completely denied and and said that his goal is to score runs and win games for team India. Rohit Sharma was not picked by the Indian team selectors during the 2011 world cup about which the cricketer posted a disappointing tweet. What he was asked about the same yesterday, the Indian team’s vice captain said that he forgot all about that and focusing on the present. Rohit Sharma said that he is happy with the position he is now. “We are here for a mission and the mission is not yet completed” he said.
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Meanwhile one of a reporter while trying to pitch a question to Rohit Sharma about players getting affected by outsider’s comment, he accidentally mentioned Ravindra Jadeja’s name who confronted former cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar lately in twitter.
“I am not a big fan of bits and pieces players which Jadeja is at this point of his career in 50-over cricket. In Test matches, he is a pure bowler. But in 50-over cricket, I would rather have a batsman and a spinner,” Manjrekar had said in an earlier interview about Ravindra Jadeja.
In a way of reacting to this comment of Sanjay, jadeja took his official twitter account and said “Still i have played twice the number of matches you have played and i m still playing. Learn to respect ppl who have achieved.i have heard enough of your verbal [email protected]”
Still i have played twice the number of matches you have played and i m still playing. Learn to respect ppl who have achieved.i have heard enough of your verbal diarrhoea.@sanjaymanjrekar
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) July 3, 2019
Rohit Sharma on hearing about this question, initially gave a stare at the reporter in a friendly way for mentioning Jadeja’s name and politely answered for the question as well. “That’s the challenge for a sportsman, All these distraction will happen and it depends on the way he see it. I just want to stay away from all that and enjoy the weather in England and spend good time with family who are here as well” the opener said.
Rohit Sharma scored 6th hundred in his World Cup career. He had scored a hundred in the quarter-final against Bangladesh in 2015. He has now drawn level with Sachin Tendulkar for most hundreds in World Cup history.