Leading India in the absence of full-time captain Virat Kohli, flamboyant cricketer Rohit Sharma, played a Captain’s knock in the 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka and scored his third double century in ODIs
After losing the first match by an embarrassing 7 wickets, Rohit and Co came out all guns blazing in the match at Mohali. While Shikhar Dhawan gave a fiery start to the innings, he faltered before scoring a 100.
Rohit Sharma took the onus on him batting with young Shreyas Iyer to take India to a big total of 392/4 while becoming only the first batsman to score three double centuries in ODIs scoring 208*.
This is his second double century against Sri Lanka.
Rohit scored his first ODI double ton against Australia back in November 2, 2013 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium when he hammered 209.
He notched up yet another double ton a year later on November 13, 2014 against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata where he notched up 264, which is the highest score by a batsman in an ODI innings.
Post his emotional celebration to celebrate the achievement, big names from Cricket fraternity took to Twitter to congratulate the Hit-man on his superb innings.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 13, 2017
The man of double hundreds @ImRo45 You beauty ! World class brothaman 😘
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) December 13, 2017
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 13, 2017
@ImRo45 .slaughter,slaughter,slaughter.Three double hundreds an Amazing achievement. I am sure in the near future he will be the first one to get 300 agree or disagree🤗
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) December 13, 2017
— Martin Guptill (@Martyguptill) December 13, 2017
Not one, not two but three double centuries in ODI cricket. You made batting look easy and simple in this innings, @ImRo45. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Keep them coming always.👌✌️💪#IndvsSri #BCCI pic.twitter.com/yrb2chCK8U
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) December 13, 2017
Wah Rohit Wah ! 35 balls for the second hundred. So proud of you Rohit Sharma ! pic.twitter.com/EPWGZ2qcaG
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 13, 2017
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 13, 2017