Question: Whose record has been broken by Rohit Sharma by scoring 5 centuries in a single cricket World Cup edition?
(a) Ricky Ponting
(b) Kumar Sangakara
(c) Sachin Tendulkar
(d) Yuvraj Singh
- On 6th July 2019, Rohit Sharma became the first and only batsman in the world to score 5 centuries in a single Cricket World Cup edition.
- He achieved this feat during the 9th match of India in Headingley, UK against Sri Lanka in the Cricket World Cup, 2019.
- After scoring fifth century (103 runs in 94 balls), Rohit Sharma outnumbered record of four centuries by Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakara in a single World Cup (in 2015).
- With this century, Rohit Sharma also equaled Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring six centuries across Cricket World Cup tournaments.