India skipper Rohit Sharma scored thirtieth in the 50-over format after a gap of almost three years on Tuesday (24 January) in the third and final ODI against New Zealand. He now stands at third place after Sachin Tendulkar (49), Virat Kohli (46). The 35-year-old has now equalled Australia’s Ricky Ponting’s record of 30 ODI centuries.
After achieving this feat, the Indian skipper vented out his anger at the broadcasters for showing his century as the first in “three years”. During the post-match press conference, Rohit slammed the broadcaster for their stat remarks and pointed out that he hardly played any ODI match during this period.
“Regarding the first hundred in three years, I’ve played only 12 (17) ODIs in three years. Three years sounds a lot,” Rohit said during the press conference. “You guys should know what’s happening. I know that it was shown on broadcast but kabhi kabhi who cheez bhi dhyan dena chahiye, broadcaster ko bhi sahi cheez dikhana chahiye (The broadcasters should give the correct picture),” he added.
The broadcaster had flashed the stat that it was Indian skipper’s first ton since January 2020 as Rohit pulled a shot to deep square to reach his 30 th century in the 50-over format.
Talking about the match, India clinched the three-match ODI series 3-0 on the back of Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma’s centuries. Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav starred with the ball as they took three wickets each to help the side win the match by 90 runs. With this win, India now sits at the top in ICC Men’s ODI rankings.