Rohit Sharma equals Ricky Ponting's record Indian team captain Rohit Sharma scored an ODI century after a long time. Indore's Holkar Stadium proved lucky for the Indian captain where he equaled the record of veteran Australian captain Ricky Ponting.

Indore's Holkar Stadium proved lucky for Indian team captain Rohit Sharma. The Hitman scored a century in the third and final ODI against New Zealand on Tuesday, ending a drought of nearly three years. The 35-year-old Rohit Sharma brought up his century in just 83 balls in the third ODI, equaling the record held by former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting.

Rohit Sharma completed his hundred with the help of 9 fours and 6 sixes. This was the second-fastest century of Rohit Sharma's ODI career. Earlier in 2018, he scored a century in 82 balls in the ODI played against England at Nottingham. However, Rohit Sharma scored the 30th century of his career and equaled Ricky Ponting's record. Now Rohit Sharma has reached joint third place with Ricky Ponting in terms of scoring the most centuries in ODI cricket.

Rohit Sharma's fastest ODI century

82 balls v England, Nottingham, 2018

83 Balls Vs New Zealand, Indore, Today

84 balls vs West Indies, Guwahati, 2018

The record of scoring the most centuries in ODI cricket is recorded in the name of great batsman Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulkar has scored 49 centuries. Virat Kohli occupies the second place on this list. Kohli has scored 46 centuries so far.

Batsman with the most centuries in ODIs

49 - Sachin Tendulkar

46 - Virat Kohli

30 - Rohit Sharma

30 - Ricky Ponting

Jayasuriya's record was broken

During this inning, Rohit Sharma broke Sanath Jayasuriya's record of hitting the most sixes in ODI cricket. Rohit Sharma has now reached the third spot in the list of the most sixes in ODI cricket in the world. Rohit Sharma has 273 sixes in 241 matches.

A batsman who hit the most sixes in ODI cricket

351 - Shahid Afridi

301 - Chris Gayle

273 - Rohit Sharma

270 - Sanath Jayasuriya

229 - MS Dhoni

Please tell that Rohit Sharma got out after scoring 101 runs in 85 balls with the help of 9 fours and six sixes. Michael Bracewell ended the Indian captain's innings by bowling.