Rohit Sharma hit his third double hundred in ODIs in a sensational fashion against Sri Lanka during the second one-day international in Mohali.
The right-handed batsman became the first player on the planet to cross the 200-run mark thrice in ODI’s and in the process surpassed multiple records as India set a target of 393 runs.
Rohit ended his innings on an unbeaten 208, thereby becoming the second captain after Virender Sehwag to score a double ton in the history of ODI cricket.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 13, 2017
Co-incidentally, among his three double tons, the Mumbai lad has registered two against the Lankans.
The 30-year-old in one over of Suranga Lakmal hit four sixes and rocketed to 140 from 116. After scoring his hundred in 90 balls, Rohit brought up his next hundred in just 36 balls.
The fans just could not believe what they had seen! Team India finished with 392/4 in their fifty overs as Rohit finished with an unbeaten 208 off just 153 deliveries with 13 fours and 12 sixes.
Here is how the Twitterati reacted to the Hitman show:
@ImRo45 😳😳😳 wow weeeeee!!!
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) December 13, 2017
Absolutely unbelievable batting by @ImRo45 …take a bow skipper..
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) December 13, 2017
— Martin Guptill (@Martyguptill) December 13, 2017
Fans: Team India can't perform Virat Kohli.
Rohit Sharma: Let the fun begins.#INDvSL
— Sunil – the cricketer (@1sInto2s) December 13, 2017
Of all the 2.0's, Rohit Sharma 2.00* is the greatest blockbuster.
It all started at this same place – Mohali. Asked to open the batting vs England in 2013. Different player from there. One of the several masterstrokes from MS!
— Ravi Maestri (@ravimaestri) December 13, 2017
Rohit Sharma ends with 208 not out only. Only his third highest score in ODIs. Madness. #INDvSL
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) December 13, 2017
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) December 13, 2017
2⃣0⃣0⃣ number 3⃣ for @ImRo45
He is not from this planet! Not one batsman has 2, Rohit has 3! #INDvSL
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 13, 2017
Third double century in ODIs for Rohit Sharma
209 v Australia in Bengaluru in 2013
264 v SL in Kolkata in 2014
200* v SL at Mohali in 2017
Only batsman to hit three double hundreds in ODIs#INDvSL
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) December 13, 2017
— Gautam Bhimani (@gbhimani) December 13, 2017
Shopkeeper: 100 ka recharge kar du bhai?
Rohit Sharma: 200 ka karde. Main roz roz recharge nahi karta.#AUSvIND
— Sagar #20xZoom (@sagarcasm) January 18, 2015
A third double for Rohit. When the conditions are in his favour, he is really quite unmatched
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 13, 2017
Looks like India had a couple of good trainings after the last game 😳
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) December 13, 2017
— Brendan Taylor (@BrendanTaylor86) December 13, 2017
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) December 13, 2017
— Varun Aaron (@VarunAaron) December 13, 2017
You do it once – great!
You do it twice – even better!
A third time! Simply brilliant!
No words for this batting from Rohit Sharma! #IndvsSL
— Nishad Pai Vaidya (@NishadPaiVaidya) December 13, 2017
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) December 13, 2017