Top 5 Knocks Of Rohit Sharma In T20 World Cups

image-lr0n1ypiRohit Sharma to lead the Indian team in T20 World Cup 2024 []

The world of cricket is full of T20 specialists, but there are only a few players, who are able to perform consistently at the greatest level and India have produced many greats over the years, who have been able to put up shows in the shortest format of the game. Whether it's smashing six sixes in an over or smashing two sixes off the last two balls of the super over to win, the Indians have done it all. 

Rohit Sharma is one of the greats in the shortest format, having been playing T20 cricket since the inaugural T20 World Cup, he has amassed over 3800 runs in the format. He has been a key player for India in the bilateral and ICC tournaments as well. Also, he has the most number of hundreds in this particular format of the game. Having featured in five T20 World Cups, the hitman has contributed immensely to the Indian cricket and 

Let's revisit the top five knocks of Rohit Sharma in the T20 World Cups. 

79* (46) vs Australia, Kensington Oval, 2010

image-lr0ira4gRohit Sharma against Australia in the T20 World Cup 2010

This knock of Rohit Sharma will be among the top of his innings not only among the T20 World Cup ones but his overall T20 career. In the game against Australia, the batting line-up of the Indian team collapsed while chasing a total of 184. Rohit Sharma used the bat in the middle-order back then and was the only batter to score more than 10 runs among the top eight batters and eventually went on to score 79 runs. 

When the game totally slipped away from India's hands after being 23 for four, Rohit Sharma came out in the middle and single-handedly hammered the likes of Shaun Tait, Dirk Nannes, Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson. He slammed six sixes and four boundaries and instilled hope among the fans but could not get India over the line as the wickets kept falling from the other end.

74 (47) vs Afghanistan, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, 2021image-lr0mx51i

Rohit Sharma in the T20 World Cup 2021

In the T20 World Cup 2021, where India could not even qualify for the knockout stage, the Indian team did not perform up to the expectations. Rohit Sharma also could not get going in the tournament and the only time he managed to score runs was in the game against Afghanistan, as he went on to punish the Afghan bowlers. 

Hitman with his aggressive display at the top hammered 74 runs off just 47 deliveries, which comes second among his top T20 World Cup innings. He smacked eight boundaries and three sixes, stitching an opening partnership of 140 runs and India went on to record a massive win by 66 runs. 

62 (55) vs West Indies, Shere Bangla National Stadium, 2014

image-lr0mzgr5Rohit Sharma in the T20 World Cup 2014

The T20 World Cup 2012 was held in Bangladesh and India could not even qualify for the knockout stage despite winning the inaugural T20 World Cup which happened in 2007. This was the first ICC T20 tournament, where Rohit Sharma opened the innings. The Indian team looked much stronger with his skills at the top. 

In the game against the West Indies, the Indian bowlers did a perfect job of restricting the Caribbean giants to just 129 runs. The Indian team completed the chase comfortably with seven wickets in hand and Rohit top scored with 62 runs, where he smashed five boundaries and and a couple of sixes.

55 (33) vs England, R Premadasa Stadium, 2012

image-lr0mz0hjRohit Sharma in the T20 World Cup 2012

In the T20 World Cup 2012, Rohit Sharma made a comeback to the team after missing out on India's 2011 World Cup triumph. India in the game against England recorded a massive win by 90 runs as they went on to bowl out England, who were the defending champions for just 88 runs. 

Rohit Sharma top scored with 55 runs, helping India post a total of 170 runs. Against the likes of Steven Finn, Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan, he hammered them for five boundaries and one maximum. This knock will also hold a special place for Rohit Sharma, as he was eager to perform for India after missing out on the 2011 team. 

50* (40) vs South Africa, Kingsmead, 2007image-lr0irtwb

Rohit Sharma in the T20 World Cup 2007

The young Rohit Sharma displayed his hitting abilities at the age of just 20 and that too in the inaugural T20 World Cup. He got to bat in the second game, which was against South Africa and the batter failed to score at the top. Rohit came to bat at number five and stunned everyone at the greatest level of the game. 

The 20-year-old went on to hammer the likes of Shaun Pollock, Makhaya Ntini, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander and scored a fifty in his very first innings of any ICC tournament. Not only he scored a fifty but also helped the Indian team post a total of 153 runs, which eventually helped India seal a victory over the hosts.