The 35-year-old Rohit slammed his first ODI century since January 2020 during the third and final ODI against New Zealand at Holkar Stadium in Indore.
1⃣0⃣1⃣ Runs8⃣5⃣ Balls9⃣ Fours6⃣ SixesLeading from the front – the @ImRo45 way 👏 👏 #TeamIndia | #INDvNZ |… https://t.co/drURV6JL9v
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Rohit smashed 101 in 85 balls in a knock which consisted of nine fours and six sixes. He scored at a strike rate of 118.82.
His six sixes in the match took his tally of maximums to 273, which is the third-highest sixes in the 50-over format. Rohit surpassed Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya, who has 270 sixes in the format.
Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi is sitting at the top with 351 sixes followed by the West Indies legend Chris Gayle, who has smashed 331 sixes.
𝗖𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗬! 🔥Talk about leading from the front! 🙌🏻A magnificent century from #TeamIndia captain @ImRo45 💯Follow… https://t.co/SSt7PnanyR
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Rohit’s 30th ODI ton in his 241st match also pits him alongside former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, who also has the same number of centuries in 375 games.
Only Virat Kohli (46) and Sachin Tendulkar (49) now are ahead of Rohit on the all time list of most ODI centuries.