Did you know that Rohit Sharma holds the record for the fastest century in ODIs? In fact, he managed to score an amazing century in just 62 balls! If you’re a cricket fan, then you’ll definitely want to check out this post. We’ll be taking a look at the top three fastest centuries scored by Rohit Sharma. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
Rohit Sharma started his career as a middle-order batsman for India. Although he had an abundance of talent, he could not quite provide the consistency that was required of him. However, during the 2013 Champions Trophy, Dhoni positioned Rohit at the top of the order, and everything changed. Rohit has evolved into one of the most potent openers in white-ball cricket history. He has a natural ability to take apart bowling attacks in world cricket, and he is frequently successful with his hundreds and a fast average. Here’s a list of Rohit Sharma’s five quickest hundreds in One-Day Internationals.
1. 82 balls vs England (July 12, 2018)
In 2018, the first of three ODI matches between England and India was played. England were bowled out for 268, thanks to a superb 6-wicket haul from Kuldeep Yadav. Still, a total of 269 was nothing to sneeze at and India needed a good start from their openers.
The Indian openers scored 59 runs in their first partnership. After Shikhar Dhawan’s exit, Rohit Sharma took on the role of the aggressor and began overpowering England bowlers. Rohit set a solid relationship with skipper Virat Kohli as he began to establish boundaries at predetermined intervals. The pair compiled 167 runs for the second wicket, and Rohit accomplished his century in just 82 balls, which is his quickest in ODI cricket.
With his unbeaten 137 off just 114 deliveries, he hit 15 fours and four sixes as India beat England by 8 wickets.
2. 84 balls vs West Indies (October 21, 2018)
In 2018, the West Indies were touring India and this was the first ODI of the ODI series. The West Indies batted first and scored a massive 322-8, fueled by a magnificent century from Shimron Hetmyer.
In their opening match of the World Cup, India lost Shikhar Dhawan in the second over. However, Rohit Sharma assumed control of the game and was assisted by captain Virat Kohli. Both batsmen began to smash the West Indies’ bowlers all around the ground, and they combined for 246 runs for the second wicket, which set up the chase perfectly.
With a consistent innings of 8, he reaches the second-fastest century in ODI cricket. He reached his 150 with an unbeaten 152 from 117 deliveries, including 15 fours and 8 sixes, at the SCG on Saturday. India won the game by 8 wickets with ease.
3. 85 balls vs Sri Lanka (August 31, 2017)
They were high on morale after winning the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka by three matches to zero.
India lost Shikhar Dhawan quickly in the batting order, but Rohit Sharma began smashing the ball early in his innings, as he usually does. He was once more dominating the Sri Lankan bowlers as he and skipper Virat Kohli added 219 for the second wicket. Rohit Sharma slammed an amazing 101 off 88 deliveries, including 11 fours and 3 sixes.
Rohit Sharma scored his century in just 85 balls, which is his third-quickest in ODIs. India amassed a huge total of 375-5 after 50 overs. This was too much for Sri Lanka to bear, who crumbled for 207 and lost by 168 runs.
4. 85 balls vs Pakistan (June 16, 2019)
The rivalry between India and Pakistan is always a major event, and to have it in a global competition such as the World Cup is just the cherry on top. On a major day, big players perform and Rohit Sharma left his mark on this game.
India closed out the opening session with a 136-run opening stand between KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. In the gaps, Rohit Sharma was timing the ball to perfection while Rahul was snapping up catches. Following Rahul Dravid’s announcement that he would retire from international cricket, Rohit Sharma made sure Pakistan’s bowlers kept leaking runs and scored his century off 85 balls, which is only the third-fastest in ODI history.
In the 50 overs, India scored a total of 336-5 and Rohit Sharma hit a fantastic innings of 140 off just 113 deliveries, including 14 fours and 3 sixes. The Indians’ bowling was too powerful for the Pakistan batsmen, who were beaten by 89 runs by D/L method.
5. 90 balls vs Bangladesh (July 2, 2019)
Bangladesh played India in the opening match of the 2019 World Cup at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Earlier in the tournament, Rohit Sharma had scored several hundreds and was seeking to continue his streak.
India, who had a dismal tour of England, again got off to an excellent start from their openers Rahul and Rohit, with 180 runs for the first wicket. Rohit Sharma was once again taunting the rivals bowlers, and he was able to beat them. He blasted a century on 90 balls, which was his fourth-quickest in the format.
India won a close game by 28 runs, with Rohit Sharma earning yet another Man of the Match award.
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We are very proud of Rohit’s achievement and hope that he will continue to be a force in the Indian cricket team. He has shown over the past few years that there is no one better suited for the role of an opener, with his ability to score at a rapid pace while still being able to keep up with spin bowling. His achievements have not only made him India’s best ODI player but also amongst its greatest cricketers ever! Congratulations Rohit Sharma on your latest milestone in this illustrious career!