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By S Vikram | Jul 09, 2019 02:02 PM

Rohit Sharma has been the show-stealer in the ongoing edition of ICC World Cup 2019. After scoring 5 centuries, the most by any batsman in a single edition of World Cup, the hitman is up for yet another staggering record in the upcoming India Vs New Zealand semifinal game at Old Trafford on July 9.

Will Rohit Sharma beat Sachin\'s world cup record?

The Indian opener has scored a total of 647 runs in 8 matches so far in the ongoing World Cup. Now, let us look at the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s record that tops the table with 673 runs. Therefore, Rohit Sharma has to score 27 runs to become the top player with the most number of runs in a single World Cup edition. Former Australian opener Mathew Hayden holds the second position in the list after Sachin Tendulkar with 659 runs.

The semifinals against New Zealand on July 9 (today) will also make Rohit Sharma the first player to score the most number of centuries if he hits another 100 runs. Out of the 16 World Cup innings that Rohit has played in his career, he has scored 6 centuries thus making him share the record with Sachin Tendulkar who had scored also scored 6 centuries in his 44 World Cup innings.

The 32-year-old Mumbai Indians skipper has turned the heads of Indian Cricket fans since Day 1 of the World Cup. He started the tournament with 122 runs against South Africa and then scored 57, 140, 1, 18, 102, 104 and 103 in the respective league matches. Yet another interesting aspect is that India and New Zealand are facing each other for the first time in this World Cup tournament since their league match was abandoned by rain.