If you are an Indian cricket fan then by now you must be on cloud nine. Right-handed batsman Rohit Sharma has created history by becoming the first man on this planet to smash double hundreds in a 50 over one day game.
Earlier in the day Rohit slammed a 264 against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens. This is also the highest score by any individual in a one day cricketing match.
Rohit, playing in his first one day after injuring his hand in India’s tour of England, surpassed Virender Sehwag’s 219 to become the highest-scorer in one days. Rohit was dismissed off the final delivery for 264, as India finished on 404/5. His scintillating essay included 33 fours and 9 sixes.
Dropped at a score of four by Thisara Perera, Rohit’s blistering knock was a one man show with shots all over the ground. He reached the 200-run mark off 151 balls. The Lankan’s were able to stop him at the last ball when he was caught by Jayawardene while going for a big one.
Cricketing legends were quick to convey their wishes over Twitter too:
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 13, 2014
Well done brothaman @ImRo45 !!! Really enjoyed watching u bat ! Way to go buddy ….
— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) November 13, 2014
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) November 13, 2014
Amazing shots. Pleasing to the eyes. Hardwork meets talent n becomes rohit Sharma. Well played buddy
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 13, 2014
@ImRo45 u beauty ! Amazing to watch such control of batting ! Great knock brothaman
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) November 13, 2014
By then it looked as if Indian Twitter trends were hacked by Rohit Sharma. Out of 10, 5-6 trends were all dedicated to Rohit Sharma’s knock. With most of the Indians surpised to see such a knock from Rohit, rest were having fun on what Srilanka’s response would be on such a mammoth score set by India.
We have curated 13 funny tweets on Rohit’s amazing knock of 264
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) November 13, 2014
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) November 13, 2014
— ARK (@maaki_kirikiri) November 13, 2014
Finally the star of cricketing world Rohit Sharma has also tweeted:
Thank you so very much for showering all your good wishes.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 13, 2014
Taking this opportunity also to thank Abhishek nayar,dhananjai(performance analyst)and Vaibhav Daga(Physio Bcci)for their help last 2 months — Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 13, 2014
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