Rohit Sharma has been a shining star of the Indian cricket. He has proved himself to be a run-making machine and whenever he gets going, Men in Blue always ends up on the winning side. The same happened yesterday when the boy from Mumbai smashed his 19th ODI ton against arch-rivals Pakistan and guided his team to a thumping victory.
It was also his second century as a captain and interestingly, the first ever ton by any skipper at the Dubai International Stadium.
Rohit played an unbeaten inning of 111 and went past the scores of Mohammad Azharuddin and Sachin Tendulkar (93 in 2003 World Cup) to register the second-best score by an Indian captain against Pakistan. Only captain cool MS Dhoni with 113 (not out) is ahead of him.
As an opener, he also breached the 5000-run mark during his innings and is only the fourth Indian opener to achieve this record.
In the match, Rohit also crossed 7000 ODI runs during his innings and became the fifth Indian batsman to reach this milestone.
His career has been soaring since the time he was promoted to open the batting for India and since 2013, he averages upwards 50.
About the Author
Sports Journalist by profession, a Cricket Fanatic by passion. Aayush Sharma has been following the game of cricket since childhood and considers Sachin Tendulkar as his idol. When in free time, he loves to read books or go out and play some gully cricket with friends. For him, Tennis ace Roger Federer and F1 Legend Michael Schumacher are the only sportspersons that reach the level of Tendulkar