Rohit Sharma was on song against Windies at Mumbai, scoring 162 runs off just 137 balls. Apart from his seventh score of 150+ in One Day Internationals, the Indian opener surpassed many records and won many hearts. Hitman's 21st ton in the 50-over format could not keep Windies legend Brian Lara from expressing his admiration for Rohit Sharma.
Speaking to Cricket Next, Brian Lara said, “I love his batting.” He added that Rohit's “concentration” is what makes him such a big ODI player. “This is not only his seventh 150+ but he has also scored three double centuries previously. That is a sign that he loves to bat for a long time. In the past, I have seen many players going for the big shots after completing their century. But, that is not the case with Rohit Sharma. He never loses his concentration,” said Lara.
I have seen many players going for the big shots after completing their century. But, that is not the case with Rohit Sharma. He never loses his concentration
The first batsman to have 7 scores of 150 plus runs in ODIs
The second batsman in ODIs to register two scores of 150 runs in a bilateral series.
Second most ODI sixes for an Indian batsman (196)
The batsman with highest scores for India in ODIs each year from 2013-2018
Most 150+ scores in List A cricket, tied with David Warner (7)
Fourth fastest to 21 ODI hundreds
Second most 100s by an Indian opener – 19 (Shared with Saurav Ganguly)