Rohit Sharma is one player who always steps up in the ODI World Cup. His campaign in 2019 is a dream run for any batter. Yes, he might be a little out of form right now but class is always permanent and Rohit will be expected to come good. In fact, a few records could motivate him to stay in his best form. On that note, here, we take a look at the list of two ODI World Cup records Rohit Sharma can beat in 2023.
1) Most centuries in ODI World Cup history (6 – Jointly held by Rohit Sharma and Sachin Tendulkar)
In 2019, Rohit Sharma scored 5 centuries. For a tournament that has 9 confirmed matches for each team, it was a terrific feat for the then-Indian vice-captain. On top of this, he scored five straight tons, which is an even more astonishing feat.
When it comes to any batting records, it is Sachin Tendulkar who is at the top of the list. However, even Sachin could score 6 centuries in almost 6 editions of the World Cup. Rohit Sharma is already equal with Sachin in this regard. It is always a great feat to break past the Master Blaster. The Indian captain is just one ton away from doing that. It would take a while before any others come close to this record.
2) Most Man of the Match Awards (9 – Currently held by Sachin Tendulkar)
In 9 confirmed games, it would be hard for Rohit to beat Sachin’s record. However, if he has a run like he had in 2019, Rohit can easily go past Sachin Tendulkar. If this happens, India will be well on their way to the knockout stages. Hence, this record is on this list.