Rohit Sharma Century: WATCH Rohit Sharma break CENTURY DROUGHT, India captain scores ODI hundred after 1,101 days in Indore masterclass: Follow IND vs NZ LIVE

IND vs NZ Live: Rohit Sharma Century – After 1101 days, Rohit Sharma ended his wait for an ODI century in a stunning…

Rohit Sharma Century: WATCH Rohit Sharma break CENTURY DROUGHT, India captain scores ODI hundred after 1,101 days in Indore masterclass - Follow IND vs NZ LIVE
Rohit Sharma Century: WATCH Rohit Sharma break CENTURY DROUGHT, India captain scores ODI hundred after 1,101 days in Indore masterclass - Follow IND vs NZ LIVE

IND vs NZ Live: Rohit Sharma Century – After 1101 days, Rohit Sharma ended his wait for an ODI century in a stunning assault against NewZealand. The Indian captain scored his first ODI century in three years in a fine display of hitting at Indore. Before this century, the 35-year-old played more than 50 games across all formats without a three-figure score. Follow IND vs NZ Live Updates with InsideSport.IN. 

Rohit’s last ODI century came way back in 2020. He had scored 119 against Australia in Bengaluru. In the 18 innings since, Rohit had only 4 half-centuries. In Indore, the Indian captain broke the deadlock, stroking his 30th ODI century.

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MOST ODI Centuries

Player Inns Runs HS Ave SR 100 50
Sachin Tendulkar 452 18426 200* 44.83 86.23 49 96
Virat Kohli 261 12773 183 57.79 93.69 46 64
Rohit Sharma 234 9781 264 49.15 89.89 30 48
Ricky Ponting 365 13704 164 42.03 80.39 30 82
Sanath Jayasuriya 433 13430 189 32.36 91.2 28 68

 

Rohit Sharma Century: WATCH Rohit Sharma break CENTURY DROUGHT, India captain scores ODI hundred after 1,101 days in Indore masterclass – Follow IND vs NZ LIVE

While the entire nation was obsessed with Virat Kohli not scoring a century for 1000 days, Rohit Sharma flew under the radar. Not anymore, as Kohli has found his mojo and has struck four centuries in 23 innings, and the India skipper has not scored a century in 17 ODIs. Rohit Sharma’s last ODI hundred came in January 2020 against Australia.

Rohit Sharma Century: WATCH Rohit Sharma break CENTURY DROUGHT, India captain scores ODI hundred after 1,101 days in Indore masterclass - Follow IND vs NZ LIVE

Since then, the India opener has got starts but failed to convert into a big one. In the second ODI against New Zealand, Rohit Sharma would be keen to end the century drought. 

Since that 119 in Bengaluru, against Australia, India skipper has scores of 28, 25, 37, 60, 5, 13, 76, 0, 17, 27, 51, 83, 17, 42, & 34 in the last 15 innings. The opening batter has scored only three fifties in this period and has got out on most occasions after getting off to a good start.

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Rohit Sharma Century: WATCH Rohit Sharma break CENTURY DROUGHT, India captain scores ODI hundred after 1,101 days in Indore masterclass – Follow IND vs NZ LIVE

Now, the captain of the side, Rohit has changed his approach in the powerplay. Earlier, Rohit along with the top 3 would take the innings deep but now has switched to an aggressive philosophy.

Rohit’s strike rate has gone up in 2022, as he scored 249 at a strike rate of 114.22. So far 2023, the strike rate reads 100.57, which is more than his career strike rate of 89. Is the India skipper playing aggressively has brought his downfall is not known, but Rohit is struggling to play long innings. 

While it is 18 ODIs for Rohit Sharma without scoring a hundred overall, the right-hand batter has gone 51 matches without scoring a century. The drought was even more concerning given Rohit hit 18 tons in ODIs from 2017 to 2019. That stretch included 5 in the 2019 World Cup. Now, the Indian captain has put all those doubts to rest with a stunning show in Indore. 

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