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.
Rohit goes! Attempts a ramp shot and finds the hands of Wahab Riaz at short fine leg!
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) June 16, 2019
Rohit's dismissal was just him trolling Pakistan over the 2007 World T20 final.
— Hassan Cheema (@mediagag) June 16, 2019
A remarkable hundred from Rohit. Making batting look so easy #INDvPAK
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 16, 2019
TAKE A BOW, ROHIT SHARMAAAAA!!!!
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) June 16, 2019
WHAT AN INNINGS!
— ICC (@ICC) June 16, 2019
Rohit sharma what a player 🏏 brilliant 100 💪👍👌⭐️🔥 24th 100 for @ImRo45 keep going shaaaana
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 16, 2019
BIG MATCH ROHIT! 👏
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) June 16, 2019
CENTURY! Rohit brings up triple figures from just 85 deliveries
India looking good at 1-172 (30)
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) June 16, 2019
Pakistani players seeing Rohit Sharma get a century and Kohli still batting 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/9VpKuwQLYN
— Nikhil (@woiyoiii) June 16, 2019
Highest individual scores against Pakistan in ICC ODI World Cups:
143* – Andrew Symons, Johannesburg, 2003
140 – Rohit Sharma, Manchester, 2019*
131* – Ross Taylor, Pallekele, 2011#INDvPAK
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) June 16, 2019
Scintillating century by Rohit. Salute!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 16, 2019
2003: Sachin hitting Shoaib for SIX
2019: Rohit Sharma hitting Hasan Ali for SIX
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) June 16, 2019
When Rohit got out, they were happy but when they saw Hardik coming in, Pakistan is like…. pic.twitter.com/9tm6ompk9I
— Murtaza VIP (@Direct2murtuza) June 16, 2019
Rohit Sharma deserves a biopic. Who should play him on screen? #IndiaVsPakistan
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) June 16, 2019
You can't imagine happiness of a Rohit Sharma fan right now, who saw all the trolling, people called him maggieman, waste of talent ,and what not ,when he was playing in the middle order. From maggieman to a LEGEND of the game. Salute. @ImRo45 .
— ANSHUMAN🚩 (@AvengerReturns) June 16, 2019
With all the focus us on Kohli this is going to Rohit’s World Cup. Looks really good and playing smart.
— Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) June 16, 2019
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) June 16, 2019