The hitman-Rohit Sharma– smashed yet another double hundred against India’s subcontinent neighbour Sri Lanka to become the only batsman who has three One Day International (ODI) double tons. This time Rohit Sharma notched a double ton at Mohali on Wednesday on December 13. With this double hundred, Rohit Sharma has become the second captain to score a double ton on Indian conditions after his predecessor Virender Sehwag, who scored 219 in 2012 at Indore.
Rohit Sharm’s unbeaten 208 off 153 is the seventh double ton in ODI cricket history. The first double ton of the ODI cricket was scored by legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar in 2010 against South Africa. Since 2010, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill and Chris Gayle hit their respective ODI double tons.
Rohit Sharma, who has become Indian skipper after regular skipper Virat Kohli was given rest, decorated his innings with 13 boundaries and 12 sixes.
As he smashed his third double ton of his career here are his four best innings against Sri Lanka till date
264 at Eden Gardens in 2014
As India were leading the five-match ODI series with 4-0 margin the match at the Eden Gardens was not an important one. At the iconic Eden Gardens, a handful of cricket fans thronged the stadium. But who knew that Rohit Sharma was going to play the best innings of his career. At the batting paradise on the bank of Hoogly river sixes and fours were raining. Rohit Sharma blew away Sri Lankan bowlers during his 173 balls innings. He bruised aside Sri Lankan bowlers and scattered 33 boundaries and nine sixes across the stands. His innings of 264 is still the highest individual score in ODI cricket and his record is untouched till date.
208 not out at Mohali in 2017
This is the innings he played in Mohali to entertain the spectators on December 13. This is also Rohit Sharma’s second double ton against Sri Lanka. This time he played this remarkable208 runs inning as a skipper. Rohit designed his innings with 13 boundaries and 12 sixes. With this double ton, he has become the only batsman in the world who has three ODI double ton.
124*at Pallekele 2017
Earlier this year, Rohit Sharma played an unbeaten 124 runs innings against Sri Lankan. In the three-match ODI series in the Indian Ocean Island, Rohit smashed the hundred while chasing a 218 runs target. Rohit Sharma’s fluent innings off 145 balls ensured India won the match by six wickets.
104 at Colombo 2017
This was Rohit Sharma’s successive ODI hundred against the Sri Lankans. This time at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo Rohit Sharma played a 104 runs innings in the second ODI at Colombo. The Indian opener played a quickfire 104 off 88. He hit 11 boundaries and three sixes to decorate his innings.
This is the golden year of the hitman. The Indian opener has six centuries to his kitty this year. Out those six centuries, he scored three tons against Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, this is his second double ton against the Sri Lankans. In 2014, at the Eden Gardens, he smashed his first double ton against Sri Lanka and second of his career. His maiden double hundred came against Australia in 2013 at Jaipur.