ROHIT SHARMA: THE “HITMAN” of Team India.
Rohit Sharma created history by making his second double ton vs Sri Lanka in Eden Gardens. Rohit Sharma smashed 264 off 173, as India finished on 404/5. His incredible inning includes 33 fours and 9 sixes. scorecard.
This inning was the exhibition of Rohit Sharma’s amazing batting talent. It a special knock from a special player. The wrist work, finding the gaps, and the extra half a second while playing the shots was breathtaking.
He also surpassed Virender Sehwag’s 219 to become the highest-scorer in ODIs. He became the first man ever to smash two double centuries in ODIs. His first double ton (209) came against Australia in Bangalore on November, 2013.
Rohit Sharma was playing in his first ODI after injuring his hand in India’s tour of England. This was the first time skipper Kohli won the toss in the series and elected to bat. After the dismissals of Rahane and Rayudu, Rohit Sharma and Kohli came together to plot India’s fightback.
In the beginning Rohit Sharma took some time to get his eye in. He was lucky and survived an early dropped chance on the score of 4. He capitalized on it well to make his way into the record books. He reached his 24th half-century off 71 balls. Then he began to shift gears. Sri Lanka’s good start gone haywire when Rohit Sharma raced away to a run-a-ball century. He belted their bowlers all around the Eden Gardens. He reached his 200 in the 46th over. Rohit Sharma finished on 264 off 173 balls. He was at his best at the later half of his inning. He scored his last 200 runs of in just 94 balls.
Rohit Sharma also created 5 new records during his epic knock of 264.
1. Highest individual score of a batsman in ODIs.
2. First player to score 2 double centuries in ODIs.
3. Most 4s (33) in an ODI inning.
4. Most run in boundaries (33*4+9*6=186) in an ODI inning.
5. Highest score by an Indian in list A cricket.