Rohit Sharma, on Tuesday (January 24) accomplished a personal milestone that he had been striving for over the past three years, by scoring a century in a One-Day International match, during India’s third ODI against New Zealand at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.
The Mumbai batter looked in stellar form as he clobbered the New Zealand bowling attack all around the park. He smacked 9 fours and 6 sixes to bring up the milestone in just 83 balls. Rohit reached his half-century in just 41 deliveries and the next 50 runs came in 42 balls.
Rohit Sharma Equals Ricky Ponting’s Record
It was his 30th ODI hundred and with this, the Indian skipper is now joint third on the list of most ODI hundreds. Australia’s batting legend Ricky Ponting had finished with 30 hundred from 375 one-day internationals while Rohit reached the milestone in his 241st match.
India’s legendary batters Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli lead the ODI hundreds list. While Tendulkar finished his career with 49 centuries in 50-Overs format, Kohli has 46 ODI hundreds so far. Rohit is only behind this duo among the list of players with the most tons in the 50-over format in history.
Most Hundreds In ODI History:
|Pos||Player||No. of Centuries|
|6||Ab de Villiers||25|
Stats as on 24 January 2023
As for the match, Rohit Sharma and Shubamb Gill provided a flying start to the team, stitching together a brilliant 212-run partnership with Shubman Gill for the opening wicket, but the India skipper was dismissed by Michael Bracewell immediately after scoring the century.