IND vs AUS: Rohit Sharma breaks Williamson, Gayle’s record during World Cup 2023 Final India vs Australia: Indian captain Rohit Sharma continued his blazing form in the ICC World Cup 2023 final as he tore apart the Australian bowling lineup during his limited stay in the crease. While at one end he provided a promising start to the team, his bombarding form added more milestones to his decorated cap.
Rohit Sharma would be disappointed with his early dismissal, but the skipper made sure that his team got a fiery start with his knock of 47 runs in just 31 deliveries. He amassed 47 runs with the help of four boundaries and three sixes.
The veteran captain launched an attack on Australia’s frontline pacers in a bid to provide a quick start to his side on a slowish surface. He added 30 runs with Shubman Gill for the first wicket in 4 overs and for the second wicket, he and Virat Kohli mustered another 46 runs in the quickest of the time.
However, Rohit Sharma’s stay in the middle, which was turning out to be fruitful for the Indian side at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, was cut short by Travis Head’s stunning catch running backwards off Glenn Maxwell’s delivery.
Sharma, who had hit a six and a four in the previous two deliveries against Maxwell in the 10th over of the innings, charged down the track to take another chance but ended up slicing it high towards point. Travis Head, who was stationed in the cover’s region ran a few meters backwards and gave it a full-length dive to catch the ball.
Although Rohit suffered an untimely dismissal, but not before breaking a couple of records. Below are the details of the records broken by Rohit Sharma during the World Cup 2023 Final.
IND vs AUS: Rohit Sharma-Shubman Gill surpassed Gilchrist-Waugh
The opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill have together scored 1523 runs in all the ODIs played in the year 2023. With 1523 runs under the belt, the duo has surpassed the likes of Adam Gilchrist and Mark Waugh, who had scored a total of 1518 runs in 1999.
Now Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are now only second to Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, who have together scored 1635 runs in the year 1998.
IND vs AUS: Rohit Sharma goes past Chris Gayle
The Indian captain smoked three sixes during his fiery innings of 47 runs in the ICC World Cup 2023 final against Australia. During the process, Rohit went past Chris Gayle’s record of smashing 85 sixes against England in ODIs. Now the record of hitting the most number of sixes against a team in ODI’s is held by Rohit Sharma, who has hit 56 sixes against Australia.
IND vs AUS: Most Runs scored by a Captain in the World Cup
Rohit Sharma also got past the New Zealand captain Kane Williamson as he became the highest-scoring captain in a single World Cup edition. Williamson had scored 578 runs as a captain during the 2019 edition of the World Cup. The Indian captain has scored 594 runs in the 2023 edition of the World Cup.
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