Rohit Sharma’s century was long awaited but the Indian skipper doesn’t seem to be perturbed as he predicted the ‘big one is just around the corner’ ahead of the third ODI against New Zealand.
Rohit Sharma on Tuesday walked the talk by ending the century drought in the ODIs with his scintillating hundred against the Kiwis in Indore. The 35-year-old Indian skipper slammed an 83-ball hundred which is his first in ODIs since January 2020 and his second against New Zealand as well.
Rohit Sharma Equals Ricky Ponting With His 30th ODI Ton
Rohit Sharma’s 30th ODI ton in his 241st match also puts him alongside former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, who also has the same number of centuries in 375 games.
Only Virat Kohli (46) and Sachin Tendulkar (49) now are ahead of Rohit Sharma on the all-time list of most ODI centuries. Rohit Sharma failed to continue his momentum after his century as he fell to 101 to Michael Bracewell off 85 balls. His knock was studded with 9 fours and 6 towering sixes. Overall Rohit Sharma has 273 ODI sixes in his career so far and 896 fours.
Rohit Sharma’s Opening Partner Shubman gill Is In The Form Of His Life After His 4th ODI Ton
Rohit Sharma’s opening partner Shubman Gill is also in the form of his life as the star Indian player once again stamped his authority with a blistering ODI century off just 72 balls.
Shubman Gill made 112 runs off just 78 balls in Indore on Tuesday, bringing up his fourth ODI ton and the second of the series. Earlier in the series in Hyderabad, the opener had smashed a 208 to become the fifth Indian to get to an ODI double hundred.
With the latest knock, Shubman Gill took his tally of runs in the bilateral series to 360, having made 40 in the second ODI of the series. The tally of runs is the joint-most recorded by any batter in a bilateral ODI series of three matches or lower.
Shubman Gill has had a terrific start to his ODI career, racking up 1254 runs in 21 matches at an average of 73.76 and a strike rate of 109.80. The youngster completed 1000 ODI runs earlier in the series in his 19th ODI innings, becoming the fastest Indian and the second-fastest global to the landmark.