After first defeat in his first one-day international match, Rohit Sharma as a captain took second one day more seriously.Today he scored his third double century 208 runs off 153 balls. In this inning, he hit 13 fours and 12 sixes, also become the first batsman who scored maximum sixes in the one day International Cricket(87 sixes).
With this crucial innings 208, Rohit Sharma also becomes the third batsman who has scored 150+ runs (five times) in one-day International Cricket. In this match he also registered a record partnership of 213 runs with the Shryes Ayer.
Rohit Sharma’s words after winning this second one day International match :
“It was a great day. Winning the game was important for me and the team after that loss in Dharamsala. I can keep talking about the batting that we did today, right from the start, with Shikhar giving us a brilliant start, and Shreyas Iyer – it didn’t look like he was only playing his second ODI. There was dew later, so it was important to get that big total. If I’m not wrong, the first 100 I got were around the 38th, 39th over, so I was telling myself, if I get that far, I’m not going to get out. I was only looking to keep my shape and hit through the line. It was the same thing I did in my first two 200s. I started off pretty slow then too. Very difficult to pick one. All three came at crucial times.”
Here is how Twitterati reacted to Rohit Sharma’s third double century–
BCCI was the first to congrats Rohit Sharma on his mammoth third double century.
Suresh Raina is out of the Indian Cricket team but he didn’t lose this chance to congrats Rohit Sharma on his triple-double century here is what he wrote on his twitter handle:
Sanjay Manjrekar who was also doing commentary in this match also wrote praiseworthy words for Rohit Sharma and about his triple-double century.
This is how VVS Laxman congratulated Rohit Sharma.
Harsha Bhogle who was not the part of the commentary team also congratulated Rohit Sharma.
Sachin Tendulkar aka God of Cricket also congratulated Rohit Sharma.
Akash Chopra who was doing Hindi commentary in this match also wrote words in the praising of Rohit Sharma