While some are waiting for the moment India officially enters the finals of the World Cup 2019, few others are waiting for 'Sharma ji ka beta' aka Rohit Sharma to achieve the historical feat wherein he will be the one to score highest number of runs in a single World Cup edition surpassing the record of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. As rain pushed the India versus New Zealand World Cup Semi Final to the reserve day on July 10, BJP MP Kirron Kher took to Instagram and posted a "Sharma ji ka beta" post for the right-handed batsman.
Kher said that two more matches are left for India in the World Cup that is the Semis Finals and the Finals, which means there will be two tons from "Sharma ji ka honhaar beta".
Wishing Virat Kohli and company luck for the Semis, she said that the country stands beside the Men in Blue.
Rohit Sharma has by far scored three tons in the World Cup tournament. In the last knock against Sri Lanka, It was Sharma's 27th ODI ton. The Hitman Sharma scored a 94-ball 103 at a strike rate of 109.57 which included 14 boundaries and two maximums. He was adjudged Man of the Match for his blistering knock. Sharma is just 27 runs away from breaking the record of the Tendulkar to score 673 runs, that the latter scored in 2003 World Cup. Tendulkar is followed by Australia’s Matthew Hayden, whose scored 659 runs during the 2007 World Cup. Rohit Sharma has set a world record of hitting five centuries in a single World Cup this year and has a total of 647 runs from 8 matches currently. This means he is 13 runs away from overtaking Hayden and as mentioned, 27 runs away from master blaster's record.
India will be facing New Zealand in the Semis on July 10, as the game continues to the reserve day, making the ODI a 'two-day international'. The Kiwis have managed to reach 211 for five in 46.1 overs. They will play the remaining overs before India takes the strike. Only time, and well, rain will decide the fate of the countries in the World Cup 2019.