Rohit Sharma eyes Tendulkar's record for most runs in a World Cup

Rohit Sharma has already scored 647 runs from nine matches and is likely to go past Tendulkar's record for the highest number of runs in a single World - 673.

Rohit Sharma is just 26 short of the record 673 which Tendulkar scored during the 2003 World Cup.   -  getty images

Team India opener Rohit Sharma on Saturday equalled Sachin Tendulkar's record of six hundreds across all editions of the World Cup.

The 32-year-old Rohit has already scored 647 runs from nine matches and is likely to go past Tendulkar's record for the highest number of runs in a single World Cup. Rohit is just 26 short of the record 673 which Tendulkar scored during the 2003 World Cup.'

Rohit, who became the first batsman to hit five centuries in a single edition when he reached the three figure mark against Sri Lanka, had struck a 137 against Bangladesh in the 2015 World Cup at the MCG while Tendulkar had amassed his six hundreds in four World Cups (1996, 1999, 2003 and 2011).

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Clinical Assault

Tendulkar went on to plunder 673 runs from 11 games, more than anyone has ever done in one World Cup at the time, playing some masterly knocks, like the ones against England and Pakistan at the league stages.

His clinical assault on Andrew Caddick, England's lead bowler who had challenged Tendulkar ahead of the match, paved the way for India's comprehensive victory against the Englishmen and also provided the momentum to the team's march to the final where it eventually lost to Australia.