July 16, 2019
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Rohit Sharma surpasses the record of Sourav Ganguly, Kumar Sangakkara and MS Dhoni

Rohit Sharma continued to make the most of his sublime form in the ongoing world cup as he went onto notch a hundred against Bangladesh in Edgbaston on Tuesday. The Mumbai batsman has surpassed the record of Sourav Ganguly who previously held the record of three hundreds in 2003 world cup in South Africa.

The 32-year-old has scored a century against South Africa, Pakistan, England and now against Bangladesh. With this feat he also equals the record for most centuries in a World Cup with Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara who scored four centuries in 2015 world cup in Australia.

Rohit Sharma is now joint second in the list of most century scorers in World Cup history with Ricky Ponting and Kumar Sangakkara. All the three batsman have five century each. Sachin Tendulkar leads the list with 6 centuries to his name.

He was given a lifeline when he was dropped in the games where he went onto score a century. The story was no different in the game against Bangladesh as Tamim Iqbal dropped an easy catch of Sharma at deep mid wicket when he was batting at 9.

With the innings of 104 runs off 92 balls, Rohit surpassed David Warner(516 runs) to become the highest run scorer in the ongoing world cup with 544 runs.

Rohit Sharma surpasses the record of MS Dhoni
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The 32-year-old also surpassed the record of MS Dhoni’s record of hitting the most sixes by an Indian batsman. Dhoni has hit 228 sixes in 348 matches and Rohit hit five sixes in the game against Bangladesh to stand with 230 sixes in 213 matches. Shahid Afridi currently leads the list with 351 sixes followed by Chris Gayle(326 sixes) and Sanath Jayasuriya(270 sixes).

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