If Virat Kohli has some special connection with chasing, then Rohit Sharma has a special connection with big scores.
The ‘Hitman’ of Indian cricket has at times been criticised for losing his wicket cheaply. But whenever he gets going, he tends to get ‘Daddy hundreds’.
In the first ODI against Windies at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, India’s vice-captain did exactly that. With the Men in Blue chasing 323, he scored an unbeaten 152 to help his side register a comprehensive win by 8 wickets. And in doing so, Rohit also achieved became a record holder.
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After his recent knock, Rohit has become the first and only player to have scored 150 or more runs six times in an ODI innings, overtaking Sachin Tendulkar and David Warner, who have achieved the feat on five occasions.
The 30-year-old also went past Sourav Ganguly’s tally of sixes in ODIs. Ganguly has hit 189 sixes while Rohit now has slammed 194 maximums which puts him third in the list amongst Indians. Only Tendulkar (195) and MS Dhoni (210) are ahead of him.
Rohit hit eight sixes in the match and this was the sixth time he has achieved the feat of hitting six or more sixes in a game.
Here are the times Rohit Sharma reached past the 150-run mark:
- 209 against Australia in 2013 in Bangalore
- 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014 in Kolkata
- 150 against South Africa in 2015 in Kanpur
- 171 against Australia in 2016 in Perth
- 208 against Sri Lanka in 2017 in Mohali
- 152 against West Indies in 2018 in Guwahati