Rohit Sharma Ignites Victory for India with Record-Breaking Half-Century Against Ireland in T20 World Cup

Featured & Cover Rohit Sharma Ignites Victory for India with Record Breaking Half Century Against Ireland in T20 World Cup

Disregarding the guidance of Ravi Shastri during a low-scoring match between India and Ireland on Wednesday, Indian captain Rohit Sharma aggressively targeted the opposition bowlers, helping the 2007 T20 World Cup champions secure a victory. This impressive performance by the seasoned Indian opener ensured a smooth win for the team, which also features Virat Kohli, in the eighth match of the T20 World Cup held at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

Teaming up with batting star Kohli to start the innings, Rohit delivered a rapid-fire performance in the opening match for the Asian powerhouse. Despite Kohli’s uncharacteristic failure in this ICC event, Rohit achieved his first half-century of the 2024 T20 World Cup in New York. However, his powerful innings was cut short when he retired hurt in the 10th over.

In the eighth over bowled by Joshua Little, Rohit was struck on the arm. Although Ireland requested a review, the third umpire ruled Rohit not out since Ultra Edge technology confirmed there was no contact with the bat. Undeterred, Rohit hit two sixes off Little in the same over, taking his score to 42 off 33 balls. He completed his half-century in Mark Adair’s over, guiding India to a score of 76-1 in 10 overs. However, after the drinks break, Rohit was seen leaving the field with the team physio, feeling discomfort in his shoulder. He retired to the dugout after scoring 52 runs off 37 balls.

During his explosive 52-run innings, Rohit shattered several records for the Men In Blue against Ireland. At 37, he surpassed 4,000 runs in T20 cricket and crossed the 1,000-run milestone in T20 World Cups. Known as Hitman, Rohit also became the first player to hit 600 sixes in international cricket.

“Yeah, just a little sore (the arm). I said it at the toss as well. Quite unsure of what to expect from the pitch. Not aware on what it is to play like on a pitch that’s five months old. I don’t think the wicket settled down even when we batted second. There was enough for the bowlers,” Rohit commented post-match.

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