Rohit Sharma cracked 208* against Sri Lanka at Mohali to record his third double ton of his ODI career. It was a special knock from Rohit Sharma as he was leading the team and was under pressure to level the series 1-1. Cricwizz takes a look at few stats from his knock that makes Rohit Sharma such a special limited-overs player.
Highest ODI score in last five years for India: In the last five years, Rohit Sharma has scored the highest ODI score by an Indian cricketer. In 2013, he scored 209, in 2014, he made 264, in 2015, he cracked 150, in 2016, he slammed 171* and in 2017, he smashed 208*.
2 Rohit took just two ODIs to score maiden ton as captain, joint second with Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli. Sachin scored his maiden ODI ton as captain in his first match as skipper.
2 Rohit’s 208 is the second highest ODI score by an Indian captain in ODIs. Virender Sehwag tops the list with 219 against WI in 2011.
6 Rohit cracked his sixth ODI ton in 2017. He is joint third in the list of most tons in ODIs in a calendar year.
3 Rohit has scored three double tons in his ODI career. There have been only other four players to score a double ton – Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle, Martin Guptill.
3 Out of the four spots for Indian players hitting most sixes in an ODI innings, Rohit takes three spots. He cracked 16 sixes during his 209 against Australia, 12 sixes during his 208 and 9 sixes in his 264 against SL. MS Dhoni is the fourth one in the list with 10 sixes.
5 Rohit has five scores of 150-plus in ODI innings. He is joint first with Sachin Tendulkar and David Warner.
151 Rohit’s double tons against Sri Lanka on both the occasions came in 151 balls. A rather strange co-incidence.
16 Rohit is fourth in the list of Indian cricketers with most ODI tons. He went past Sehwag’s tally of 15 ODI tons.2