Rohit Sharma Broke The Record Of Highest ODI Score – #RohitSharma scripted history by becoming the first man ever in ODI cricket to smash two double centuries.
Indian opener #RohitSharma scripted history by becoming the first man ever in ODI cricket to smash two double centuries.
The Mumbai batsman got his second double ton vs Sri Lanka in Eden Gardens as India scripted another victory over the demoralised Lankans.
His previous double ton (209) came against Australia in Bangalore on November 3, 2013 but this time the former surpassed Virender Sehwag’s 219 to become the highest-scorer in ODIs with a blistering 264, as India finished on 404/5 and eventually won the match by 153 runs. Rohit’s knock involved 33 fours and 9 huge sixes.
A poor fielding display from the Sri Lankans allowed Rohit Sharma to make his way into the record books. “I was not tired at all. Coming after a two-month break, I was determined. Once I crossed 50, I had to get a century,” Rohit said in a chat after the game.
Even the great Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar lauded Rohit’s breathtaking performance.
In an interview to a news channel he said, “I feel very happy for Rohit [Sharma]. I didn’t get to see his innings but getting another double ton is special. This is the perfect form of match practice and preparations before the Australian tour,” Sachin added.
So with #KimKardashian going ‘gaga’ over the internet, here’s how Twitterratis in India reacted to Rohit Sharma’s version of ‘breaking the internet’.
— pratikendra (@sahoo_pratik) November 13, 2014
Well done #rohitsharma, it takes character to come out & perform on ground, while the focus is on someone’s ‘flying kiss’ outside of ground
— debarshi chakravorti (@picks78) November 13, 2014
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 13, 2014
Taking out full khunnas of the Jayasuria years
— Rohan (@mojorojo) November 13, 2014
— Rashi Kakkar (@rashi_kakkar) November 13, 2014
How did I miss that inns from Rohit!! What a comeback #ridic
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) November 13, 2014
— Ashish Magotra (@clutchplay) November 13, 2014
— Harbhajan Singh (@harbhajan_singh) November 13, 2014
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) November 13, 2014
— Davy Jacobs (@davyjacobs82) November 13, 2014
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) November 13, 2014
Its astounding to even imagine one man scoring 264 in an ODI. Eden Gardens is really blessed to witness this event. Hats off to #RohitSharma
— Gautam Singhania (@SinghaniaGautam) November 14, 2014
Befitting tribute to 150 years of Eden Gardens by #RohitSharma. Rahul Gandhi’s speech almost as entertaining, but hardly tribute to Nehru
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) November 13, 2014