Rohit Sharma's Six Hits Fan In Birmingham, His Gesture After That Wins Hearts On Twitter

Updated: 03 July 2019 10:57 IST

Rohit Sharma scored a match-winning 104-run knock, his record fourth ODI hundred in the ongoing World Cup 2019.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma gifted the injured fan a signed hat. © Twitter

Rohit Sharma unintentionally hit a fan with one of his sixes in the match-winning 104-run knock, his record fourth ODI hundred in the ongoing World Cup 2019, against Bangladesh in Birmingham on Tuesday. After the match, the Indian opener met the injured fan, to check on her and gift her a signed hat. "She got hit by a @ImRo45 maximum and the opener was kind enough to check on her and give her a signed hat," the BCCI captioned the picture of Rohit Sharma with his fan on Twitter.

The gesture of the India vice-captain won hearts of many on social media, who lauded him for being "down to earth".

Rohit smashed seven boundaries and five sixes during his attacking 92-ball knock. However, one of his hits found the unfortunate Indian fan in the crowd.

The girl, identified as Meena, was hit in the face by the ball when the supporter in front of her failed to catch it.

With a 28-run win over Bangladesh, India clinched a semi-final spot.

Rohit's fourth World Cup century helped him break Sourav Ganguly's record of most centuries in one edition of the World Cup. The former India skipper had scored three centuries in the 2003 World Cup.

Rohit also equalled the record for most centuries in a World Cup with Kumar Sangakkara. The former Sri Lankan skipper scored four consecutive centuries in a World Cup, achieved in the last edition of the tournament in 2015.

On Tuesday, Rohit set the tone for India's domination, putting on 180 runs with opening partner KL Rahul, who made 77.

Virat Kohli's India, who have won six of their eight matches, play their final group game against Sri Lanka in Leeds on Saturday.

(With AFP inputs)

Highlights
  • Rohit Sharma unintentionally hit a fan with one of his sixes on Tuesday
  • Rohit scored a record fourth ODI hundred in the ongoing World Cup 2019
  • India defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs to qualify for semi-finals
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