Rohit Sharma's respect and love for his fans was as good as his knock on the field against Bangladesh, as he met a fan who became the victim of one of the five huge sixes the 'Hitman' sent into the stands at Edgbaston. Meena, an Indian fan, was struck by the ball when Rohit Sharma sent it flying to the stands.
Rohit Sharma played an outstanding knock of 104 against Bangladesh in a key World Cup match for both sides as India sealed qualification for the tournament's semifinals, breaking the record for the most number of centuries hit by an Indian batsman at a World Cup. The Indian opener also became the highest run-scorer in the ongoing tournament as well as the second Indian to score 500 plus runs in a World Cup.
Rohit met fan Meera and presented her with a hat autographed by him, as a token of appreciation and in a friendly manner of apologising for the hit. In the pictures accessed by Republic, one can see Sharma meeting the fan, presenting her with the signed hat, and making catch-like gesture.
India beat Bangladesh by 28 runs to secure a spot in the semi-finals of the ongoing World Cup. Rohit Sharma played a steady knock of 104 along with fellow opener KL Rahul (77), helping India post a grand total of 315 which Bangladesh failed to chase. Sharma was adjudged Man of the Match for his second consecutive ton.
India will now play their final game of the group stage against Sri Lanka on 6 July at Headingley, Leeds, as they look to pick up another victory before heading into the semi-finals. Bangladesh, on the other hand, are no longer in contention for the knockout rounds despite a spirited attempt. All eyes are now on Wednesday's England-New Zealand encounter with the winner certain to progress and Pakistan eyeing the result nervously to learn of its fate.