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:
Wow !! What a special knock from a special player. Congrats @ImRo45 on an outstanding knock. Keep it up buddy @BCCI #IndvsSL
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 13, 2021
Well done brothaman @ImRo45 !!! Really enjoyed watching u bat ! Way to go buddy ….
— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) November 13, 2021
Next target @ImRo45 a double hundred in IPL, just asking…anything possible! Incredible, still can’t believe @mipaltan @BCCI
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) November 13, 2021
Amazing shots. Pleasing to the eyes. Hardwork meets talent n becomes rohit Sharma. Well played buddy
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 13, 2021
@ImRo45 u beauty ! Amazing to watch such control of batting ! Great knock brothaman
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) November 13, 2021
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
What Captain said : ‘Bhai’ so runs banane h What Rohit Sharma heard: ‘Dhai’ so runs banane h #RohitSharma #Hitman #IndvsSL #WorldRecord — Babaji Ka Thullu (@BabajiKaThullu4) November 13, 2021
I dunno man, probably coz u just scored [email protected] #RohitSharma pic.twitter.com/MFgcppGFJp — Davy Jacobs (@davyjacobs82) November 13, 2021
Error 404. Webpage not found. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . But talent found. #IndVsSL #RohitSharma
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) November 13, 2021
#RohitSharma is like Kumbhkaran; wakes up once in ages and finishes everything in a go, only to sleep soundly again! #hitMan — Ganesh Shelke (@ganeshshelke272) November 13, 2021
Sri Lanka need 205 to avoid the Follow on! They need 265 runs to beat #RohitSharma & let’s not even talk of how many to beat India! #IndvsSL — KrishnaMUFC (@NotThatKrish) November 13, 2021
After #RohitSharma reached 200, a Sri Lankan player told him, “Why are you attacking us? Did Modi teach you to behave this way?” : Sources. — Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) November 13, 2021
#RohitSharma is now 2nd best performer against SriLankans after Lord Ram. #IndVsSL
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) November 13, 2021
Ravi Shastri’s reaction to Rohit Sharma’s innings is the best thing ever: pic.twitter.com/pl6LXt65qU — Alternative Cricket (@AltCricket) November 13, 2021
Rohit Sharma sent a flying kiss to Virat Kohli after hitting 200. https://t.co/OGqjYe7I6T — Faking News (@fakingnews) November 13, 2021
#RohitSharma is Ambani and Adani Agent, 250 is mammoth score it is hard for AAM Admi to reach it .We oppose his talent cc @ArvindKejriwal — Wha-WHAT?? (@Bharat_Putra) November 13, 2021
So SriLanka has to score at 5.28 runs/over to beat #rohitsharma . Lets see who wins. #rohitsharma
— ARK (@maaki_kirikiri) November 13, 2021
Dear bcci, next time onwards you are on your own, we are not coming to boost your revenues - Sri Lanka #rohitsharma — Ravi Kumar (@7Ravik) November 13, 2021
Anushka sends friend request to #RohitSharma. He’s faster than Virat and lasts longer. 😉 #IndvsSL — Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) November 13, 2021
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, 2021
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, 2021
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