List Of Rohit Sharma’s Achievements In 2019 International Cricket

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The year 2019 has turned out to be a good year for the India vice-captain, Rohit Sharma, as he has been listed in the second-highest batting rank in ODI cricket and has grabbed runs in all formats of international cricket. He registered the record-breaking World Cup 2019 with his five centuries. Rohit Sharma has grabbed three tons in four matches at the time of Test match series against Team South Africa when he was asked to bat up the order. At the end of the year, Rohit Sharma has gained most runs like 1490, including 7 centuries, 13 fifty-plus scores, and 146 fours in the ODI format. Rohit has also achieved three International centuries more than any other cricketer in the year 2019 and has 13 fewer runs than India Team Skipper, Virat Kohli.

Rohit Sharma’s Achievements:

  •  Rohit Sharma became the first cricketer to score two centuries in his maiden Test as an opening batsman when he opened for the first time in this format at the time of the Vizag Test against the South Africa Team. His 303 runs in that match are the most that have been scored by any player in their first Test match as an opening batsman. Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 215 runs during the 2009 Galle Test match against New Zealand Team.
  • The Indian vice-captain, Rohit Sharma, became only the second cricketer to hit three consecutive centuries in the World Cup. Former Sri-Lankan cricketer, Kumar Sangakkara, had secured four hundred in a row in the 2015 edition. Rohit Sharma also became the 2nd Indian player with a hat-trick of ODI centuries after Virat Kohli. Rohit Sharma is also the first player to score three ODI hundreds in England.
  •  Rohit Sharma has scored three out of five centuries in the CWC19 that came while chasing. He thus became the first player to score three tons in the history of the World Cup while chasing. He also became the first cricketer with four centuries while chasing in ICC ODI tournaments in CT and CWC.
  •  He became the first cricketer in World Cup to hit as many as five centuries in a single edition. He broke the record which was held by Kumar Sangakkara with four tons in the 2015 edition.
  •  Rohit Sharma’s five-centuries in the World Cup also made him the first player to get as many in an ODI series/tournament. He is only the second cricketer to hit five centuries in an international series/tournament. Clyde Walcott of West Indies achieved five centuries in the 1955 series against the Australia Team.
  •  The Indian opening batsman has equaled the master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar’s record, for most tons in the World Cup. Both the Indian players have made six centuries apiece in the history of the tournament.
  •  Rohit Sharma bagged ten centuries in International cricket in 2019 which was against seven different opponents. He thus became the first cricketer to achieve hundreds against seven different oppositions in a calendar year in International cricket. He scored hundreds against South Africa, Pakistan, England, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka during the CWC 2019 and an ODI ton each against Australia at the start and against West Indies at end of 2019. He struck three Test tons over the South African team at home.
  • The Indian opening batsman has seven ODI centuries in 2019 which are the joint 2nd most ODI tons by any cricketer in a calendar year. Sachin Tendulkar had as many as nine tons in 1998 while former Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly, and David Warner scored seven tons apiece in 2000 and 2016, respectively.
  •  Rohit is the first player with seven fifty-plus runs on Indian soil in Test cricket; a phase between 2016 and 2019. Everton Weekes in 1948 made 49, Rahul Dravid scored 98 in 1997 and Andy Flower between the year 1999-2000 had six consecutive fifty-plus scores in this format.
  •  Rohit Sharma has a 159-run knock in Vizag. It was his 8th 150 plus score in ODI match; two more 150 plus scores than any other cricketer in this format. It was his 3rd 150 plus ODI score against West Indies Team which made him the first player with three 150 plus scores in ODI match against an opponent.
  •  Sharma is the first Indian opening batsman to score centuries in all three formats in international cricket with his 176 runs in Vizag against South Africa. He also became one of the nine players to get to a century in all international formats while opening the innings.
  •  The Indian vice-captain, Rohit Sharma, became the first batsman in international cricket to gather ten centuries in a calendar year while opening the match. Sachin Tendulkar in 1998, Graeme Smith in 2005 and David Warner in 2016 have bagged 9 centuries each as the opening batsmen in international matches.
  •  Rohit Sharma became the first Indian cricketer to complete his double century in a Test cricket match by scoring a six when he raised his double ton in Ranchi Test against South Africa. 13 players had before Rohit completed their Test 200s by smashing a six. Later, Mayank Agarwal joined this list in the Indore Test against Team Bangladesh.
  •  The 19 No. of sixes hit by Rohit Sharma at the time of the 3-match Test series against Team South Africa is the most by any player in a Test series. He went past Shimron Hetmyer’s with 15 sixes during the 2-match Test series against Bangladesh which was played in 2018.
  •  The Indian player had made 20 scores of fifty-plus in international matches. The most achievements by an Indian opener earlier in a calendar year were Virender Sehwag’s 18 fifty-plus scores in 2008. Overall, Rohit Sharma 20 scores of 50+ runs are the 2nd most scores by an opener in a calendar across all international formats. Sanath Jayasuriya grabs the record with 21 fifty-plus scores while Saeed Anwar and Gary Kirsten have also made their 20 scores of fifty-plus in international cricket in 1996 and 2000, respectively, while opening in matches.
  •  Rohit Sharma is one of the five players and only the 3rd Indian to score 28 centuries in ODI cricket. Rohit has hit 26 of those while opening the innings; the 4th most ODI hundreds by an opener.
  •  Rohit Sharma has scored a total of 78 sixes in international cricket in 2019. These were the most number of international sixes by any cricketer in a calendar. Rohit broke his very own record which he set in the year 2018 with 74 sixes, surpassing the 65 sixes he hit in 2017.
  • Rohit Sharma is the 2nd cricketer to feature in 100 International matches in Men’s T20I cricket after Shoaib Malik made 119 appearances at the time of Rajkot T20I match against Team Bangladesh.
  •  The 33-year-old cricketer has hit 191 sixes in international cricket in India. These are the most no. of international achievements by any other cricketer over the Indian soil by surpassing MS Dhoni’s 186 sixes.
  •  At the time of the match in Mumbai T20I match against West Indies Team, Rohit Sharma became the first Indian cricketer and only the 3rd batsman to hit 400 sixes in international cricket. 338 out of 410 sixes hit by Rohit in internationals came up while opening the batting. Only Chris Gayle hit 527 sixes in Internationals as an opening batsman.
  • Rohit Sharma achieved 648 runs in the 2019 World Cup and then ended the tournament as its leading run-scorer. His 648 runs are the 5th most by any player in an ODI series or tournament. Only the former Indian Cricket Batsman Sachin Tendulkar with 673 runs in 2003 and Matthew Hayden with 659 in 2007 had scored more runs than Rohit in a World Cup. They, however, played two matches more. Rohit’s 648 runs are the most by any player in the league stage of an ODI tournament.
  •  Rohit Sharma completed his 2019 with 1490 runs in the ODI format, the 8th most runs scorer in ODI cricket by any cricketer in a calendar year. Since the start of 2001, only Matthew Hayden has made 1601 in 2007, scoring more ODI runs in a calendar than Rohit.
  • As an opening batsman, Rohit Sharma has successfully scored 2442 runs in 2019. These are the most runs in international Cricket by an opening batsman in a calendar year. He broke Sanath Jayasuriya’s 2387 runs as an opening batsman for Sri Lanka in 1997.

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