Not thinking about records: Rohit Sharma after smashing 5 hundreds in World Cup 2019

first_imgRohit Sharma became the first ever cricketer to score 5 hundreds in a single World Cup but the star India opener said he never thought about this record. Rohit 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 on Saturday.This was Rohit Sharma’s 3rd successive hundred and 6th in his World Cup career which is the joint most with Sachin Tendulkar. During the course of his innings, Rohit Sharma became the 2nd India batsman after Tendulkar to score 600 runs in the same World Cup.Rohit Sharma is no stranger to records. He is the only man with 3 double hundreds in ODIs and holds the record for the highest individual score in one-day internationals. In fact, he is within touching distance of Tendulkar’s record 673 runs in the 2003 World Cup.But Rohit Sharma, who was named man-of-the-match for his 94-ball 103, said he never thought about milestones.”Like I have been talking about, going out there and do my job. Not thinking about all these kind of milestones,” Rohit Sharma said at the post-match presentation ceremony.”I know if I play well all these things will happen along the way. My job is to keep my head straight and get my team to the finishing line,” he said.Rohit Sharma said he does not think about his previous achievements when he walks in to bat and his focus is to start afresh every time he takes guard.”I want to start every day as a fresh day. I come out thinking I have not played any ODIs or scored any hundreds in the tournament.advertisement”That is the mindset I want to get in and I keep telling myself that. Although people around me keep talking about the hundreds, but that is the challenge as a sportsperson,” Rohit said.Rohit Sharma now has 647 runs from 9 matches in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. In 8 innings, Rohit has scored 5 hundreds and 1 fifty.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul hundreds help India crush Sri LankaAlso Read | Rohit Sharma 1st batsman to hit 5 hundreds in a single World CupAlso See:last_img

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