On July 6, 2019, Rohit Sharma became 1st batsman to hit 5 centuries in a single World Cup. He remains to be the only player to do so and holds the record of most number of centuries in a single World Cup.
Rohit created history when he scored his 5th hundred in World Cup 2019 and 27th in his ODI career during India’s emphatic 7-wicket win over Sri Lanka at Leeds in their last group game. Sharma surpassed Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara’s record for the most number of centuries in one edition of the mega event. Sangakkara had smashed four centuries in the 2015 edition of the prestigious quadrennial event.
During the course of his innings, Rohit Sharma became the 2nd India batsman after Tendulkar to score 600 runs in the same World Cup. Having amassed 648 runs, Rohit Sharma was the highest run-scorer in the 2019 World Cup. Apart from Sri Lanka, Rohit had scored a hundred against South Africa, Pakistan, England and Bangladesh.
India’s limited overs vice-captain, Rohit Sharma set a record of scoring five centuries in a single World Cup on this day in 2019.
A look at Rohit Sharma’s hundreds at the 2019 World Cup
122 not out vs South Africa in Southampton
140 vs Pakistan in Manchester
102 vs England in Birmingham
104 vs Bangladesh in Birmingham
103 vs Sri Lanka in Leeds
Rohit failed to replicate his league form in the semi-final with just 1 run against New Zealand but his tally of 648 is the third highest in a single edition of the World Cup after Sachin Tendulkar (673 – 2003 World Cup) and Matthew Hayden (659 in 2007 World Cup).