Rohit Sharma enhanced his status as one of the finest limited-overs batsmen of his generation completing a hat-trick of double hundreds in one-day internationals.
While Rohit holds the world record score of 264, notched against Sri Lanka in Kolkata, he scored his first-ever double ton – 209 against Australia in Bengaluru, back in 2013.
In all, seven double hundreds have been scored in ODIs and three belong to the stylish Mumbaikar.
The other four double hundreds have been scored by Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Martin Guptill and Chris Gayle.
Rohit's 208* against Sri Lanka is the second highest individual score by a captain in ODIs with Sehwag's 219 against West Indies in Indore back in 2011 still toping the charts.
Rohit now has 16 hundreds from 173 ODIs with 6,417 runs to his name.
Here’s a look at how Twitterati reacted to Rohit Sharma’s big innings.
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
A third double for Rohit. When the conditions are in his favour, he is really quite unmatched— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 13, 2017
Just three batsmen in ODI history have it 10 sixes in an innings twice: AB de Villiers, Martin Guptill and Rohit Sharma (today). Rohit first to hit a dozen sixes twice. #IndvSL— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) December 13, 2017
Rohit Sharma has more 200s in runs than I have in notes.— Angad Singh Ranyal (@PiratedSardar) December 13, 2017
rohit sharma has now made an ODI double hundred in south, east & north india #INDvSL— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) December 13, 2017
Sunil Gavaskar: Convert 1s into 2s— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) December 13, 2017
Rohit Sharma: Convert 100s into 200s
?? - 3⃣9⃣2⃣ / 4⃣ after 5⃣0⃣ overs.— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) December 13, 2017
Thanks to Rohit Sharma's (208*) record third ODI double century, Iyer's breezy knock of 88 and Dhawan's (68) solid start, #TeamIndia post a humongous total on the board. ?
Sri Lanka have a big mountain to climb.#INDvSL #AmiKKR pic.twitter.com/8BIPcVdjct
(With inputs from PTI)
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