Rohit Sharma Broke Sachin Tendulkar’s Asia Cup Record By Scoring A Fifty Against Pakistan

In the thrilling clash between India and Pakistan, cricket enthusiasts witnessed a spectacular opening partnership that set the stage on fire. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, two of India’s cricketing talents, provided the perfect start, crafting a remarkable 121-run stand. Their brilliant performances thrilled fans and etched their names in the annals of cricketing history.

The India-Pakistan cricket rivalry is one of the most intense in the sporting world, and every match between these two cricketing giants is nothing short of a spectacle. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill took centre stage in the latest encounter, showcasing their prowess as opening batsmen.

Gill, the young sensation, played a pivotal role, amassing 58 runs from just 52 balls. His innings was a testament to his composure and adaptability on the international stage. What made it even more special was that it was Gill’s first fifty against Pakistan, a moment he will cherish throughout his career.

On the other hand, Rohit Sharma, often called the ‘Hitman,’ is no stranger to performing exceptionally well against Pakistan. In this match, he once again proved his mettle by scoring a brilliant 56 runs from 49 balls. His innings was studded with exquisite strokes, including 6 fours and 4 sixes.

While Rohit Sharma’s innings was a treat for cricket fans, it also marked a significant milestone in his illustrious career. The Hitman’s performance not only helped India’s cause but also broke a long-standing record in the Asia Cup.

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With this fifty, Rohit Sharma achieved a remarkable feat by scoring his 6th half-century against Pakistan in the Asia Cup. This achievement stands as the most 50+ scores for a player against a specific team in the history of the Asia Cup. It surpassed the previous record held by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who had scored five fifties against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup.

The Most 50+ Scores in Asia Cup Against a Team

  • 6 – Rohit Sharma v Pakistan
  • 5 – Sachin Tendulkar v Sri Lanka
  • 5 – Kumar Sangakkara v India
  • 5 – Sanath Jayasuriya v Bangladesh

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