India openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul provided a rollicking start against Bangladesh after Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat in the match 40 of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Edgbaston on Tuesday.
After a couple of lean performances against Afghanistan and the West Indies, Rohit Sharma has evidenced that his purple patch hasn't been compromised as he has now struck his record-matching fourth hundred – second consecutive century – in the ongoing World Cup.
After scoring 102 against England on Sunday, Rohit laid platform for a big total after bringing his century off just 90 balls, before, he was eventually dismissed for 104.
The only other batsman to hit four centuries in a single World Cup is Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, who achieved the feat in the 2015 edition.
Following Rohit Sharma's blitzkrieg, a slew of reactions from former cricketers, fans and experts poured in on Twitter.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 2, 2019
For few Rohit Sharma seems to have bagged the Man of the Tournament already
Hitman being responsible
Talk about taking it in your stride and moving forward
2011 to 2019 and he performed ... it would’ve hurt him in 2011 but he delivered both in 2015 and 2019. #Hitman Rohit Sharma #INDvBAN https://t.co/k2QvRcpZWa — Aarohan Pokharel (@IamAarohan) July 2, 2019
What kind of Sorcery is this?
Rohit doesn't get 200s. Kohli doesn't get 100s. Bumrah doesn't get wickets. Dhoni doesn't finish games. What World Cup is this.
— Nitin Sundar (@knittins) July 2, 2019
Can you make your mind?
Not sure what's more surprising... that #ViratKohli doesn't have a hundred in this #CWC19 or that Rohit Sharma doesn't have a double hundred... given how these two have gone about their knocks so far. #IndvBan #BanvInd — Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) July 2, 2019
Rohit does also have to thank his stars, Root and Tamim for some of his success
Rohit just outscored Virat Kohli
Since the start of 2017 Rohit has 16 centuries while Virat has 15. Someone has actually outscored Virat. Rarely you get two outstanding batsmen at their peak in the same team. The next best is 8!! Truly amazing !! #WC19
— Gaurav Sundararaman (@gaurav_sundar) July 2, 2019