Rohit Sharma’s Record-Breaking ODI Knock: The Captain’s Triple Triumph

IND vs NZ 2023 3rd ODI: 3 records that Rohit Sharma broke during his 101 runs knock at the Holkar Stadium

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The Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, put on a masterclass performance in the 3rd ODI against New Zealand, leading India to a 90-run win at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. Not only did he guide his team to victory, but he also broke multiple records during his 101-run knock.

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Rohit Sharma Smashed His 30th ODI Century in IND vs NZ 3rd ODI at Indore

Here are the top 3 records that Rohit Sharma shattered in the match:

Record #1: The Most Whitewashes as an Indian Captain in the Bilateral Series

Rohit Sharma has always been known for his excellent captaincy skills, and he proved that yet again in the 3rd ODI. With the 3-0 series win over New Zealand, Rohit has now recorded his 8th whitewash as Indian captain in international cricket, surpassing Virat Kohli’s record of 7 whitewashes.

Record #2: The Batter with the Joint-Third Most ODI Centuries

After a long wait of three years, Rohit Sharma scored his 30th ODI century in Indore. With this milestone, he became the batter with the joint-third-most one-day international centuries alongside Australian legend Ricky Ponting (30). Only Sachin Tendulkar (49) and Virat Kohli (46) have scored more centuries than Rohit in 50-over cricket.

Record #3: The Batter with the Third-Most Sixes in ODI History

Rohit Sharma also reached another milestone by hitting the third-most maximums in one-day internationals. He clobbered six maximums during his 101-run knock, taking his six-hitting tally to 273 in one-day cricket. He surpassed Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya’s record of 270 ODI sixes to become the batter with the third-most maximums in ODI history. Only Shahid Afridi (351) and Chris Gayle (331) have scored more sixes than Rohit in ODIs.

Rohit Sharma’s record-breaking performance in the 3rd ODI was a testament to his excellence as a captain and a batter. With his leadership skills and explosive batting, he continues to make a mark in the history of Indian cricket.

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