Rohit creates history, Bharat Ratna appeal for Kohli and more - Cricket News Today, 6th November 2018

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The highly unpredictable India-West Indies T20I series is underway, and the highly anticipated tour of Australia follows next. For fans, however, be it a match day or even a non-match day, there's loads to catch up on the cricketing front with updates from around the world.

Here are some of the headlines from the world of cricket:

# Rohit creates world record

Rohit Sharma scored 111 against WI

Rohit Sharma became the first batsman to hit four T20I hundreds, hitting a record-breaking unbeaten 111 against West Indies at Lucknow. The 31-year-old also went past Virat Kohli as the leading run-getter for India in T20Is, ending second on the list of most runs in the format, just behind Martin Guptill.

Leading the side in the absence of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma hit eight fours and seven sixes, powering the side to 195-2 in 20 overs.

After the innings, Shikhar Dhawan said: "We started off well, it was a true wicket, we took some time to gauge the conditions and then put the foot on scoring. Rohit played a superb innings".

India is currently leading the series 1-0, having won the first game at Kolkata.

# Kohli for Bharat Ratna?

Kohli was conferred the Padma Shri in 2017

The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has written a letter to Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, requesting him to recognize Indian captain Virat Kohli's efforts for the national side and considering him for the Bharat Ratna, India's highest honour.

The 30-year-old Kohli recently became just the fifth Indian batsman to complete 10,000 ODI runs and has been in a great run of form over the last two years.

In 2014, Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar was conferred the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, for his services to the nation, months after he retired from the game.

"It's the biggest honour for me and I am extremely delighted on receiving the Bharat Ratna," Tendulkar had said.

In 2017, Kohli was conferred the Padma Shri.

# Jaipur likely to host IPL 2019 auctions

The 2018 IPL auctions were held at Bangalore

Reports suggest that Jaipur is likely to host the IPL 2019 auctions to be held on December 17 and 18 this year. The last auctions were held in Bangalore.

There is still no clarity whether the IPL will be held in India, or abroad, because of the general elections in the country. UAE and South Africa are two of the top contenders for the same.

"We ideally want to get a clarity on the venue before getting into the auction. That will help us plan accordingly and get our choice of players," one of the franchise owners was quoted as saying by Sportstar.

# Sunil Gavaskar, Sanjay Manjrekar escape serious accident

Sunil Gavaskar

Former Indian batsmen Sunil Gavaskar and Sanjay Manjrekar escape a serious accident after a part of the commentary box collapsed at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, the venue for the second T20I between India and West Indies.

The stadium is hosting an international game after 24 years.

Doing commentary duties for the broadcasters, Gavaskar and Manjrekar escaped unhurt after one of the glass doors shattered just before they entered the room.

"One of the glass doors just crumbled like a pack of cards but luckily no one sustained any injuries. All are safe," Manjrekar later told PTI.