Rohit Sharma’s 171 Breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s Record

Check out the records set by Rohit Sharma in the first ODI against Australia at Perth.

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Rohit Sharma. (Photo: AP)

The Indian ODI opening batsman Rohit Sharma smashed the Australians around the ground in the first ODI at Perth on the way to a huge score of 171*.

This 28-year-old broke a few records, including one of which was held by the batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar during the defining innings.

The Quint takes a look at the three milestones.

1. Rohit Breaks Sachin’s Record

Rohit Sharma smashed 13 fours and 7 sixes in his innings. (Photo: AP)
Rohit Sharma smashed 13 fours and 7 sixes in his innings. (Photo: AP)

Rohit Sharma became the fastest to score 1000 runs against Australia in ODIs. He took 19 innings to get there, whereas the previous holder of the record, Sachin Tendulkar reached the milestone in 20 innings.

2. Sharma Strikes Highest Score

Rohit Sharma played shots all around the ground. (Photo: Reuters)
Rohit Sharma played shots all around the ground. (Photo: Reuters)

The Mumbai lad registered India’s highest individual score in ODIs in Australia. Rohit beat Yuvraj Singh’s 139, which he scored in Sydney, 2004.

3. Rohit Beats Viv Richards

Rohit Sharma scored a big hundred after getting a start yet again. (Photo: Reuters)
Rohit Sharma scored a big hundred after getting a start yet again. (Photo: Reuters)

Rohit Sharma’ 171 broke Viv Richards’ 37-year-old record of the highest individual score by a batsman from the visiting team in Australia.

The West Indian had scored 153 in Melbourne.

(Statistics by Arun Gopalakrishnan)

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