- Rohit Sharma, the leading run scorer in World Cup 2019
Rohit Sharma had made this 4th century in this World cup, against Bangladesh during yesterday’s match. He scored 104 runs from 92 balls hitting 7 fours and 5 sixes. He was named the ‘Man of the match’.
He has become the highest run scorer in the ongoing World cup with 544 runs and the second batsman to do so after Sachin Tendulkar, who crossed 500 runs in a World cup edition. Rohit surpassed David Warner (516) and Aaron Finch (504) for most runs in the ongoing World Cup.
He has equaled the earlier record of Kumar Sangakkara for scoring more hundreds in a World cup edition, which he did in 2015 edition. Overall, Rohit Sharma has now scored five World Cup hundreds with the first one coming from the 2015 edition and 4 from the ongoing 2019 edition.
Adding another feather to the cap: He is the first Indian batsman for having completed the 1000 Run mark for the year 2019. Earlier, Rohit had made four centuries and five half-centuries in the last 19 matches and had accumulated 996 runs with an average of 55.33. His highest knock of the year is 140 runs against Pakistan at Manchester, the match which was held on 16th June.
He is unswerving with his batting standards since 2017. He had a total of 1293 runs in 2017, followed by 1030 runs in 2018 and now reaching the 1000 run mark in 2019.