The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is going to start in less than a week’s time and Indian fans are really hopeful that the Indian cricket team led by Rohit Sharma will take full advantage of the home conditions, perform well and win the trophy for the third time. India has won the ODI World Cup for the first time in the year 1983 under Kapil Dev’s leadership and the second time in 2011 under MS Dhoni’s captaincy.
If you remember, when the Indian squad for the 2011 ODI World Cup was announced, the one name that was missing from the squad was of Rohit Sharma and now he is leading the team in the ODI World Cup 2023 which clearly shows that Rohit is a very determined and dedicated cricketer.
Rohit Sharma has made many records since he has started playing at international level but there are five records that he can make in this World Cup. Here is the list of those five records:
1. Third Indian skipper to lift the World Cup trophy:
We have already told you that India has won the ODI World Cup two times, first time under Kapil Dev’s captaincy and second time under MS Dhoni’s leadership and if India wins the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, then Rohit Sharma’s name will be etched in Indian cricket history for becoming the third Indian skipper to lift the ODI World Cup trophy.
2. Record for maximum number of centuries in the World Cup:
As of now, the record for maximum number of centuries in the World Cup is jointly held by Rohit Sharma and Sachin Tendulkar with both having six World Cup centuries to their names. While Sachin Tendulkar played six World Cups, Rohit Sharma has played two World Cups till now, first in 2015 in which he scored one century and second in 2019 in which he scored five centuries. Rohit Sharma has a very good chance of breaking this record in the World Cup 2023 after which he will hold that record individually. The cricketer who is following Rohit Sharma pretty closely in this regard is David Warner as he has four World Cup centuries to his name.
3. Record of the most runs in one season of the World Cup:
There is no denying the fact that Sachin Tendulkar is one of the best batters of all times, he has played six editions of the World Cup and has scored more than 2200 runs in the World Cup. His highest total was of 673 in the 2003 World Cup in which he smashed one century and five fifties and he played total 11 innings to make this huge score. As far as Rohit Sharma is concerned, he scored 648 runs in 9 innings in the 2019 World Cup and it included five centuries. There will be nine league matches in this year’s World Cup and Rohit Sharma will have the best chance to surpass the total score of Sachin Tendulkar in one season of the World Cup.
4. Record of maximum number of sixes in International cricket:
The record for maximum number of sixes in International cricket is currently in the name of Universe Boss, Chris Gayle as he has smashed 553 international sixes in his career but Rohit Sharma is pretty close with 551 sixes to his name and the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 is the best chance for Rohit Sharma to surpass Chris Gayle and register this record in his name.
5. Record of maximum number of sixes in the World Cup as a skipper:
The record for maximum number of sixes in the World Cup as a skipper is registered in the name of former England skipper Eoin Morgan who smashed 22 sixes in the 2019 World Cup (including 17 sixes in a match against Afghanistan). We all know that Rohit Sharma can easily play big shots at will and he certainly has a very good chance of leaving Eoin Morgan behind in terms of maximum number of sixes in the World Cup as a skipper.
We certainly hope that Rohit Sharma makes all these records in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.