Arnav Chopra ∙ Jan 24 2023, 9:51 AM

Rohit Sharma thumps a century in ODI cricket after three-year-long wait

image-lda1mhnwRohit Sharma (Source: AP Newsroom)

What comes as a massive moment of joy for Indian and Rohit Sharma fans, the Indian skipper has recorded his first century in ODI cricket after three years during the third game against New Zealand in Indore.

He achieved his 30th ODI century in 83 balls hitting 9 fours and 6 sixes while scoring at a strike rate of 120. However, just after reaching his hundred skipper departed for 101 losing his stumps to Michael Bracewell.

His tremendous effort helped the Men in Blue to reach 212 by the end of 26 overs, just after which he lost his wicket. Along with skipper, young star Shubman Gill thwacked a ton too continuing his impressive form.

Rohit's previous century came against Australia on 19th January 2020 at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru where he recorded 119 runs.

While achieving his ton, Sharma surpassed Sanath Jayasuriya as the third-highest six-hitter in the history of ODI cricket. Overall, he has smashed 272 sixes in his career whereas the Sri Lankan legend whacked 270 until his retirement.

Sharma is now tied on the list of most hundreds in one-day cricket with Ricky Ponting on third position, both of whom are below Sachin Tendulkar (49) and Virat Kohli (46).

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