The ICC World Cup 2023 witnessed an extraordinary display of batting prowess from Indian cricketing maestro Rohit Sharma. Renowned for his impeccable strokeplay and ability to dominate the opposition, Rohit's performance in this global cricketing event was nothing short of spectacular, etching his name in the annals of cricket history.
With his graceful yet powerful batting style, Rohit Sharma set numerous records, leaving a lasting imprint on the ICC World Cup 2023. Let's delve into the remarkable records and milestones achieved by the 'Hitman' during the ICC World Cup 2023.
Known for his ability to clear the boundary with ease, Rohit Sharma set a new benchmark by hitting the most sixes in a World Cup tournament. He smashed 28 sixes in this World Cup in 10 innings. This is the most number of sixes smashed in a single World Cup campaign. Sharma also broke the record for the most sixes hit in the World Cups overtaking Chris Gayle with 50 sixes.
Rohit Sharma overtook New Zealand’s Kane Williamson to score the most World Cup runs in a single edition as captain during its ICC World Cup 2023 final against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Rohit, who had 550 runs before this match, went past Williamson with his 29th run to surpass his 578-run tally, which came in the 2019 edition. Earlier, the 36-year-old crossed Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara in the list of most runs in ODI World Cups.
Rohit Sharma is currently second in the list of leading strike-rate in the World Cup 2023. The Nagpur-born batter finished the tournament with 597 runs from 11 matches at an average of 54.27 and a strike-rate of 125.94 with one hundred and three fifties to his name.
Rohit Sharma scored 401 runs at a strike rate of 135 in overs 1 to 10 (the most in the tournament). The Indian captain also bagged the record for most runs by a captain in World Cup history. He also has the second-highest strike rate in a World Cup (Minimum 400+ runs). Rohit Sharma scored 597 runs in 11 innings in the ICC World Cup 2023. He had a staggering average of 54.27 and a strike rate of 125.94. The Indian captain also scored one century and three half-centuries. He broke quite a few records as he smashed most sixes (31) in a World Cup