Indian captain Rohit Sharma etched his name in the annals of Asia Cup history as he became the first Indian batter to score 10 fifty-plus scores in the continental tournament.
Rohit Sharma accomplished this feat during the Asia Cup 2023 match against Nepal, held at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele. Following a challenging game against Pakistan, the India opener displayed an entirely different class in the second match, delivering a spectacular half-century to secure victory for his team.
Rohit went all guns blazing with an unbeaten 74 off 59 balls – a knock braced with 6 fours and 5 towering sixes. He and Shubman Gill (67) teamed up and put up a match-winning 147-run partnership, sealing a massive 10-wicket victory and punching their ticket to the Super 4 stage.
The Mumbai batter claims the throne as the leading Indian batter with the most 50+ scores in the Asia Cup history, boasting an impressive tally of 10 half-centuries. Sachin Tendulkar closely follows in second place with 9, while Virat Kohli secures the third spot with 8 half-centuries in the Asia Cup.
Most 50+ Scores in Asia Cup by Indian batters:
- 10 – Rohit Sharma*
- 9 – Sachin Tendulkar
- 8 – Virat Kohli
Not only this, but Rohit Sharma also outshone his fellow teammate, Virat Kohli to claim the title of the highest run-scorer among Indian players in Asia Cup history, surging past the milestone of 1046 runs. Furthermore, the Indian captain zoomed past Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara’s record of 1075 runs, securing his position as the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament.