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ICC World Cup 2019: Eating 100’s for breakfast: Cricketing fraternity hails record-shattering Rohit Sharma

ICC World Cup 2019: Eating 100’s for breakfast: Cricketing fraternity hails record-shattering Rohit Sharma

New Delhi, July 6: India vice-captain Rohit Sharma continued his imperious form in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and created a world record by slamming a sublime century against Sri Lanka at Headingley on Saturday (July 6).

The explosive right-handed batsman surpassed Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara to become the first batsman in the history of the game to score five centuries in a single edition of the World Cup. Prior to him Sangakkara held this record when his notched up four tons in the previous edition of the showpiece event.

Rohit gets 5th 100 and sets new world record

This was Rohit's 27th ODI century and 17th since 2017, which is most by any batsman in this period. The Mumbaikar also equalled Sachin Tendulkar for most World Cup centuries i.e. six in the WC.

He's the second batsman after Sangakkara to score a century in three consecutive innings and second Indian after Kohli to score a ton in three consecutive ODI innings.

The prolific opener also surpassed Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan to become the leading run getter in this tournament. He has scored 647 runs in 9 games so far and might very well surpass Sachin Tendulkar's record of 673 - the highest total in the WC - which the Master Blaster achieved in 2003 WC.

Here's how cricketing fraternity reacted to Rohit's record shattering ton at Leeds:

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Story first published: Saturday, July 6, 2019, 22:10 [IST]
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