Rohit Sharma equalled the record for the joint-fastest batter to 1000 runs in World Cups during India’s match against Afghanistan in Delhi on Wednesday.
The India captain started the World Cup with 978 runs in 17 innings and reached the haul in the 19th innings after bagging a duck in the first game against Australia in Chennai. Rohit equalled Australia opener David Warner who achieved the mark in 19 innings in the previous match.
Rohit is the fourth Indian to the 1000-run mark behind Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli.
Rohit began his World Cup journey in the 2015 edition, scoring 330 runs with a century in the quarterfinal against Bangladesh. The Mumbaikar broke the records for most hundreds in a single edition, smashing five tons in the 2019 edition. Rohit finished as the highest run-getter of the tournament with 648 runs.
Rohit is level with Sachin Tendulkar for most hundreds at the World Cups, with six tons.
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