Rohit Sharma’s Double Ton: Here’s How Cricket Fraternity Congratulated The ‘Hitman’
New Delhi: Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, former batsman Virender Sehwag and senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh congratulated Rohit Sharma on his record third double hundred in ODI cricket.
Rohit struck an unbeaten 208 not out in India’s series-leveling 141-run win over Sri Lanka in the second ODI.
“Way to go my friend. Always a joy to watch you bat :-)) @ImRo45,” Tendulkar complimented Rohit via twitter.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 13, 2017
Virender Sehwag, who also have an ODI double century to his name, appreciated Rohit’s extraordinary achievement.
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
“Shaaaaaannnaaaaaaaaaa batting @ImRo45 you beauty,” tweeted Harbhajan Singh.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 13, 2017
On behalf of the BCCI, acting president CK Khanna also congratulated Rohit on achieving the new feat.
I Congratulate on behalf of BCCI to Rohit Sharma for being the first batsman to score three double centuries out of 7. Proud of you @ImRo45
— C.K Khanna (@CkKhannaBCCI) December 13, 2017
Here are some more tweets from cricket fraternity:
A third double for Rohit. When the conditions are in his favour, he is really quite unmatched
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 13, 2017
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 13, 2017
Modern day great- Rohit Sharma .
Astonishing 3rd double hundred.
What an innings !
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 13, 2017
Rohit finished unbeaten on 208 off just 153 balls and became the second captain to register a double ton in ODIs, Sehwag (219 vs West Indies) being the first one. The hitman took just 36 balls to reach the 200-run mark after scoring his century.