Rohit Sharma becomes first batsman to smash three ODI double centuries
Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 208 as India ended their innings on 392 against Sri Lanka.
MOHALI (Dunya News/AFP) – Indian cricket team skipper Rohit Sharma has become the first player in one-day international history to score three double centuries.
Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 208 as India ended their innings on 392 for four on the second one-day international against Sri Lanka today (Wednesday).
Sharma reached 200 in the 50th over, bowled by opposition skipper Thisara Perera. His first hundred came off 115 balls, and his second off just 36 balls.
Wife in tears
As he scored the third ODI double century, his wife was in tears. He passed a flying kiss to his wife after raising his bat.
well done hitman Rohit sharma. & very nice ring flying kiss for lovely wife. ..love you hitman Rohit sharma pic.twitter.com/DINJriCO5m— Nishikant.tiwari (@Nishikanttiwar6) December 13, 2017
In November 2013, Rohit had become the second batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to score an ODI double-century by stunning Australia with 209 off 158 balls with 12 fours and 16 sixes.
In 2014 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, he scored the highest runs in ODIs i.e 264 off 173 balls, with 33 fours and nine sixes.
Martin Guptill (New Zealand), Virender Sehwag (India), Chris Gayle (West Indies) and Sachin Tendulkar (India) have recorded a double century each in ODI cricket.