TheICC World Cup 2019 is witnessing the top 10 teams in the world fighting it out for glory over 48 matches. The top batsmen and bowlers in the world are putting in their best in order to ensure their team gets past the challenging group stage and make their way into the knock-outs and further ahead in Finals. The
world’s finest one-day batsmen are battling it out to be named top run scorer in 2019 Cricket World Cup.
The tournament that seems blessed with some of the most powerful hitters Cricket has ever produced.
The ‘Fab Four’ of
England’s Joe Root, India’s Virat Kohli, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson, and
Australia’s Steve Smith are widely regarded as the best batsmen on the planet across
all formats of the game but will face stiff competition from the game’s best-limited over hitters. Instead of that, the current picture is quite different from the expected picture, here comes
Rohit Sharma who just overpowered every batsman and became the highest run scorer in the tournament as per the current figures show.
Indian openers spearheaded by Rohit Sharma’s 104 from 92 balls guided India to an unchaseable 314/9 against Bangladesh, which ended up in India’s sixth win in the World Cup. Indian
vice-captain Rohit Sharma sets several records after the World Cup cricket
match between India and
Bangladesh on July 2. He became the first Indian player to hit four centuries in a single edition of the
World Cup and the first Indian batsman to cross 1000-run mark in ODIs in the year 2019 after hitting a century against Bangladesh in the recently concluded match between both the teams in the World Cup tournament.
This feat makes him second batsman after
Sri Lankan player Kumar Sangakkara to hit 4 centuries in a single edition
of the ICC World Cup. Rohit completed 1000 runs in a calendar year for the third time in a row and joins the list of top run scorer batsmen featuring
MS Dhoni, and
Virat Kohli. Rohit Sharma record scored 1293 runs in the year 2018 and 1030 runs in 2019 till now. And it seems like this four-figure are yet to become stronger during the ICC World Cup 2019.
Rohit Sharma has maintained his exceptional form not only as a batsman but also a fielder as well since the ICC World Cup 2019 has opened up. With his outstanding
performance has washed away the doubts of all his critics and even fans who had questioned and criticized him earlier during the beginning of the tournament. As far as, the International rank tally is concerned Rohit has become the 3rd player after Aaron Finch (Australia - 1138) and Usman Khawaja (Australia - 1067) to reach 1000 ODI runs in 2019 World Cup till now.
When we compare him with the World Class player and
batsman Sachin Tendulkar in the phase of World Cup Rohit became the second Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to hit 500 plus runs in a single World Cup tournament. So far, Rohit Sharma has scored a total of 519 runs in the 2019 World Cup tournament. And the same was done by Tendulkar contributing over 500 runs in 1996 and 2003 World Cup editions. However,
in 2019 World Cup Rohit is followed by Australia’s David Warner on the list with 516 runs.