India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, had a disappointing beginning to his 2023 ODI World Cup journey with the bat. He was one of three batters who were dismissed without scoring a run in the match against Australia at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium, falling victim to an incoming delivery from Josh Hazlewood.
However, the opener exhibited an excellent form in India’s second match of the 2023 World Cup, held at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium. The 36-year-old hammered an impressive 131 runs from 84 deliveries as the Indian team successfully pursued a target of 273 in a mere 35 overs, securing victory with eight wickets to spare.
Rohit managed to hit 16 boundaries and five sixes in his aggressive inning, setting multiple records in the process. The Indian captain has participated in two ODI World Cup matches against Pakistan, amassing a total of 155 runs at an impressive average of 77.50.
Therefore, his debut in the ODI World Cup against Pakistan occurred during the 2015 edition in Adelaide. In this match, the right-handed batsman was dismissed early, scoring only 15 runs from 20 balls when he top-edged a pull shot off Sohail Khan.
Rohit, on the other hand, rectified his previous performance in the 2015 World Cup with a remarkable showing in the 2019 edition. The stylish batsman registered five centuries in that tournament, one of which was against arch-rivals Pakistan in Manchester.
The opener delivered a brilliant innings, scoring 140 runs from 113 balls, featuring 14 boundaries and three sixes. He was awarded the Player of the Match for his exceptional display as India secured an 89-run victory through the DLS method.
What is Rohit Sharma’s performance history in ODIs against Pakistan overall?
Analyzing Rohit’s complete performance in ODIs against Pakistan, he has accumulated 787 runs in 18 matches, maintaining an average of 49.18, which includes two centuries.
In addition to his hundred in Manchester during the 2019 World Cup, he also achieved an unbeaten 111 runs from 119 balls in an Asia Cup Super 4 encounter in Dubai in September 2018.
In this match, Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan (114 runs from 100 balls) established a formidable opening partnership of 210 runs as India successfully chased down 238 runs in 39.3 overs, securing a victory with nine wickets in hand.
Rohit fell just short of a century in the 2017 Champions Trophy group match in Birmingham. He was dismissed by a run-out when he had reached 91 runs from 119 deliveries, a noteworthy inning highlighted by seven fours and two sixes.
Team India managed to reach a total of 319/3 in 48 overs and then comfortably defeated Pakistan by 124 runs using the DLS method.