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Ravi Shastri Lauds Rohit Sharma For Achieving Record For Most Centuries In ODI World Cup History

Former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri praised skipper Rohit Sharma for his remarkable achievement of scoring seven centuries in ODI World Cup history. Ravi Shastri hoped that Rohit Sharma would smash more centuries in the upcoming matches of the tournament.

Rohit Sharma made his ODI World Cup debut in the 2015 edition. The right-handed batter smashed a record-breaking five centuries in the last edition. He broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most centuries in the World Cup during the match against Afghanistan.

Rohit Sharma Is Not Finished Yet – Ravi Shastri

Speaking after India’s eight-wicket victory against Afghanistan, Ravi Shastri compared Rohit Sharma‘s achievement of scoring seven centuries in the World Cup to Sachin Tendulkar.

“Seven hundreds across eight years in World Cup cricket is a fabulous achievement. It’s not easy to have that hunger and come back. Even Sachin Tendulkar needed six World Cups. And this guy, in 3 World Cups in a span of 8 years has got 7 centuries,” Shastri said on Star Sports.

“It’s a lot, and he is not finished yet. There are a lot of games left in the tournament, and as an opening batter, early doze in the tournament with more league matches coming; if you start getting hundreds, then there is every chance you might add two or three,” he added.

The Indian skipper scored 131 runs off 85 deliveries against Afghanistan in Delhi on October 11. He reached his 7th ODI World Cup century off just 63 balls. He also completed the 1000-run mark and the fastest century by an Indian batter in tournament history.

Rohit Sharma Has Got Natural Timing And Power – Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri praised Rohit Sharma’s natural timing and power, emphasizing that this allows him to clear all cricket grounds across the globe.

“There is one word you associate with Rohit Sharma which you cannot use with too many other players. When in full flight, he is unhurried in whatever he does. Even where there is intent and he is chipping down the track, he is in no hurry.”

“The flow of the bat is the same – against pace and spin. He has got natural timing and power. It’s a deadly combination. When you have these two, you make even the biggest grounds in the world look small.”

The Rohit Sharma-led team will lock horns with Babar Azam-led Pakistan in their third match of the World Cup 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Saturday, October 14.

Also read: IND vs AUS: Rohit Sharma’s Form Is A Positive Sign For Team India Ahead Of India-Pakistan Match – Gautam Gambhir

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