“Celebrity Cricket Showdown: Rohit Sharma Aims to Smash Records in ODI World Cup 2023! Will He Outshine Sachin?”


Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma displayed remarkable form during the 2019 ODI World Cup held in England. In that tournament, Rohit amassed a total of 648 runs in nine matches, making him the leading run-scorer. As he prepares to lead the Indian team in this year’s 50-over mega event, the hope is to continue his exceptional performance from four years ago and contribute significantly to India’s quest for an ICC trophy after a decade-long wait.

In the upcoming ODI World Cup in 2023, set to kick off with a match between England and New Zealand in Ahmedabad on October 5, Rohit Sharma has his sights set not only on becoming the third Indian captain to secure victory in the ODI World Cup but also on rewriting history by breaking three enduring ODI World Cup records held by Sachin Tendulkar.

Here, we delve into these three ODI World Cup records held by Sachin Tendulkar that Rohit Sharma has the potential to surpass in this year’s edition:

  1. Most Centuries: Sachin participated in 45 ODI World Cup matches across six editions during his illustrious career, amassing a remarkable six centuries, a record unmatched by any other batsman in the history of the competition. Rohit, who notched up five centuries in the 2019 edition, already boasts six ODI World Cup centuries in just 17 matches. Should he add at least one more century to his tally in the 2023 edition, he will eclipse Tendulkar’s record, becoming the all-time leading century-maker in the ODI World Cup.
  2. Most Sixes: Rohit, on the brink of surpassing Chris Gayle’s all-time record for the highest number of sixes (553) in international cricket history, needing just three more, also has his sights set on breaking Sachin’s India-specific record of hitting 27 sixes in the ODI World Cup. Currently, with 23 massive hits to his name, Rohit holds the third position. Achieving five more maximums in the 2023 edition would propel him to the top of this list.
  3. Most Runs in a Single Edition: The record for accumulating the highest number of runs in a single edition of the ODI World Cup belongs to Tendulkar, who amassed a total of 673 runs in 11 matches during the 2003 ODI World Cup. Rohit, who amassed 648 runs in nine matches during the 2019 edition, has the opportunity to break the Master Blaster’s record if he can maintain the same form he displayed in 2019 during this year’s tournament.

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