Rohit Sharma has brought up his 24th ODI hundred in the day-long cricket. He will cherish it for so long, and there is certainly a reason that it has come at a big stage of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019, and, that too against their arch-rivals Pakistan at the Old Trafford in Manchester. He has brought up his overall third World Cup hundred.
The street-smart cricketer has the knack of scoring in the big games. And while living up to the expectations, he has done an exceptional job in the absence of Shikhar Dhawan on the other side.
However, Rohit played some remarkable strokes which eventually saw himself getting into the groove to unleash against Pakistan bowlers.
Rohit slams a magnificent hundred:
Interestingly, Rohit wife Ritika Sajdeh also acknowledged his hundred from the stands.
For the first wicket, Rohit alongside Rahul has stitched 136 runs in 23.5 overs. During his effortless knock, Rohit has slammed 14 fours and three sixes to his name.
While going by Rohit’s flexibility, his quality lies in building up an innings.
Furthermore, the prominent batsman played quality cricket to entertain Team India fans at the sold-out Manchester stadium.
However, Rohit lost his wicket in the 39th over when he tried to improvise on the bowling of Hasan Ali only to see Wahab Riaz claiming a simple catch at short fine leg.
Rohit, who had been on top of his game, has kept Pakistan fielders on their toes which subsequently saw him scoring at the strike-rate of 123.89.
Meanwhile, India is in a commanding position after losing the toss. Besides, they’ve already posted 274 for two in 43 overs.
Also, here’s how Twitter has reacted following Rohit Sharma’s brilliant ton in Manchester:
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 16, 2019
100 for Rohit Sharma!
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 16, 2019
— रोहित सरदाना (@sardanarohit) June 16, 2019
Rohit sharma what a player 🏏 brilliant 100 💪👍👌⭐️🔥 24th 100 for @ImRo45 keep going shaaaana
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 16, 2019
Rohit Sharma departs after a brilliant knock of 140.#TeamIndia 234/2 after 38.2 overs
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 16, 2019
TAKE A BOW, ROHIT SHARMAAAAA!!!!
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) June 16, 2019
Rohit Sharma becomes the first Indian to smash two consecutive centuries against Pakistan in ODI history…
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) June 16, 2019
— Ashwin (During Covid 19)🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) June 16, 2019
Pakistani players seeing Rohit Sharma get a century and Kohli still batting 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/9VpKuwQLYN
— Nikhil (@woiyoiii) June 16, 2019
— Test Match Special (@bbctms) June 16, 2019
Rohit Sharma deserves a biopic. Who should play him on screen? #IndiaVsPakistan
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) June 16, 2019
Nasser Hussain summed up Rohit Sharma perfectly: he doesn’t get bad hundreds.
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) June 16, 2019
— Iqrar ul Hassan Syed (@iqrarulhassan) June 16, 2019
Centuries for India against Pakistan in ICC ODI World Cups:
Virat Kohli, Adelaide, 2015
Rohit Sharma, Manchester, 2019*#INDvsPAK
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) June 16, 2019
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 16, 2019
Rohit Sharma. From being one of the most trolled cricket to among the most loved ones now. Treated like Stuart Binny to now being rated as one of the best LOI cricketer. You can't hate him.. No one does.. 😍 #INDvPAK
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) June 16, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) June 16, 2019
— 𝓢𝓲𝓻𝓮👑 (@stormborn_xx) June 16, 2019
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) June 16, 2019
— Washington Sundar (@Sundarwashi5) June 16, 2019
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) June 16, 2019
What is Rohit Sharma’s strength? Short ball
How many short of a length balls did Pak bowl at him? 51%
That was a special innings from Sharma & he is a worldclass player but better planning/execution is the least you should expect of your team.
— Rehan Ulhaq (@Rehan_ulhaq) June 16, 2019
— Urmila Matondkar (@UrmilaMatondkar) June 16, 2019
— Syed Mohammed Ayub🇮🇳 (@S_M_Ayub) June 16, 2019