Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma

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
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • 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.

Links:
https://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/rohit-sharma-sets-world-record-of-maximum-hundreds-in-single-world-cup/article28306991.ece
http://www.newindianexpress.com/sport/icc-world-cup/world-cup-countdown/2019/apr/14/46-days-to-go-ricky-pontings-incredible-world-cup-record-1964321.html

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