India vs Pakistan: Rohit joins Sidhu, Tendulkar and Yuvraj in elite World Cup list

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first_imgIndia vs Pakistan: Rohit joins Sidhu, Tendulkar and Yuvraj in elite World Cup listWorld Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma started with a bang during India vs Pakistan in Manchester, by hitting a rollicking 50 thereby continuing his superb form against the arch-rivals since getting dismissed for a duck in Champions Trophy 2017 final Next view more view less commentary No data available! graphs India Today Web Desk ManchesterJune 16, 2019UPDATED: June 16, 2019 16:37 IST Rohit Sharma soaks in the applause after reaching his fifty (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma has hit 3 successive 50s in World Cup 2019He becomes the 4th Indian to achieve the featRohit had started the World Cup with a century against South AfricaIndian opener Rohit Sharma has added one more achievement in his already burgeoning pack of batting records during the World Cup 2019 game against Pakistan in Manchester. Rohit, who scored a century in India’s opening game of the tournament against South Africa, was batting on 61 off 52 balls at the time of publishing this article.But as soon as he reached his 50 off 34 balls, Rohit joined an elite list of Indian players who have hit 3 successive half-centuries in their 1st 3 innings of a World Cup. After his century against the Proteas, Rohit also hit a sublime 57 versus Australia.Navjot Singh Sidhu was the first to the landmark when he completed this feat during the 1987 World Cup. Next from India on the list is the legendary Sachin Tendulkar who repeated the deed in 1996 before all-rounder Yuvraj Singh mimicked him in 2011.Indian batsmen with 50+ scores in their first 3 inns in a World Cup:Navjot Singh Sidhu (in 1987)Sachin Tendulkar (in 1996)Yuvraj Singh (in 2011)ROHIT SHARMA (in 2019)#INDvPAK #PAKvIND #CWC19 Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) June 16, 2019Rohit’s latest innings is a continuation of his supreme form against Pakistan since his dismissal for a duck in the 2017 Champions Trophy final. His scores in ODIs against Pakistan since then are: 52, 111* & 61* (and counting).Rohit and KL Rahul – who replaced Shikhar Dhawan as his opening partner – posted a century opening partnership, the first in World Cup matches against Pakistan.Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul break Tendulkar-Sidhu World Cup recordAlso Read | India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Bharat Army goes creative with Jay Jay Vijay ShankaradvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow India vs PakistanFollow World Cup 2019Follow Rohit Sharma advertisement scorecardlast_img

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