Rohit Sharma won’t stop until he finishes his World Cup story.

Rohit Sharma took a lifetime to haul himself away from the Narendra Modi Stadium. The Indian captain had just been sucked into playing a false shot by Shaheen Shah Afridi, the slower delivery skewing off the inside edge to mid-wicket.

To the uninitiated, Rohit’s forlorn look might have suggested another in a sequence of failures. In reality, he had smashed 86, off just 63 deliveries, in a needle clash against Pakistan, playing the lead role in India extending their World Cup record over their fiercest foes to 8-0. His despondency stemmed not from having missed out on a second straight ton but because he hadn’t stuck around to get the job done, to haul his side over the finish line.

After being dismissed without scoring in India’s opener against Australia, Rohit has batted like a man possessed. In New Delhi on Wednesday against Afghanistan, he hammered the fastest World Cup hundred by an Indian, off just 63 deliveries. Fours and sixes flowed off his bat as if preordained, Afghanistan clueless about how to staunch the bleeding.

That 131 was Rohit’s seventh World Cup century, the most by any batter in the tournament’s history. An eighth seemed his for the taking until it was not, though by then, Rohit had entertained a huge gathering with another iridescent display of shot-making.

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