Rohit Sharma

Indian batsman Rohit Sharma was on fire during the India vs Australia match. The India vice captain survived a botched fielding attempt to get him caught out, and he took the opportunity with both hands. In the end, the batsman was ultimately dismissed by Wahab Riaz off the bowling of Hasan Ali. However, the damage was done and he departed with a mighty score of 140.

During his tenure on the pitch, Rohit Sharma smashed multiple records against Pakistan. First and foremost, Rohit Sharma is now the first Indian to smash two consecutive centuries against Pakistan in ODI history. He has also scored the third fastest ODI century by an Indian batsman vs Pakistan, behind former opener Virender Sehwag on 80 balls in 2008, and 84 balls in 2005. Rohit Sharma struck an 85-ball century to cement his spot.

In addition to all that, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul broke the record for the highest opening stand for India vs Pakistan in a World Cup match. The previous holders of that record were Sachin Tendulkar and Navjot Singh Sidhu. Back then, Tendulkar and Sidhu notched up a 90-run stand for the opening wicket during the 1996 World Cup match vs Pakistan in Bengaluru. That 90-run stand proved to be the foundation of a score of 287, and the Indian bowlers finished off the job, helping the Men in Blue win the match by 37 runs.

Coming back to Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, the two openers struck a 100-run partnership for the first wicket. In the process, they became the first Indian opening partnership to score a 100-run partnership.

With KL Rahul also adding a half-century to his name, and skipper Virat Kohli close to one himself, it is safe to say that the Men in Blue are romping away. Twitter already lauded the 32-year old for his achievements.