Rohit Sharma : The Man Who Creates History

Once again Rohit Sharma made double hundred in one day international cricket at the beautiful Eden Garden stadium in Kolkata on 13th November, 2014. But this time it was a world record in one day international cricket. Rohit scored 264 runs from 173 balls with the help of 33 fours and 9 sixes against neighbor Sri Lanka. Read also : how to protect your computer from WannaCry ransomware virus.

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In this match, Rohit surpassed Virender Sehwag's 219 highest individual score in ODIs. Rohit was dismissed off the final delivery of India's innings for 264. His knock helped India to reach 404/5 in 50 overs and which make Sri Lanka to go down on knee. Sri Lanka all out on 251 in 43.1 overs and India won the match by 153 runs.

Rohit was dropped by Thisara Perera at third man when he was on 4. After being dropped on 4, Rohit never looked back and scored mighty 264 runs which seems impossible to break by other batsman in future. Although all records are made to break but this could be different. The innings was so arranged that it was very hard to describe. This was his first international cricket after fracturing a finger in August. Read also : how to lock / unlock smartphone and erase data remotely.

Before the series start Sri Lanka had played a warm-up for the series against Mumbai to where Rohit scored 145 runs from 111 balls and that was his first competitive game since fracturing a finger in August.

Rohit Sharma's first double century came against Australia at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore on November 3, 2013 where he scored 209 runs from 158 balls with 12 fours and 16 sixes.

However, Rohit Sharma became the first player to score 2 double century in one day international cricket. Before Rohit only legendary Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag made 200 runs in one day international cricket. Sachin Tendulkar scored 200 not out against South Africa at Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior on February 24, 2010 where he became the 1st player to touch 200 runs landmark. Virender Sehwag was the second player to cross the 200 runs landmark in 50 overs cricket who scored 219 runs against West Indies in Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore in December 8, 2011. Read also : how to setup AdSense page level ads.

One thing is cleared that all the double centuries was done by Indian cricketers only and only in India.

Batsman (Country) Score Balls 4s 6s Versus Date
Rohit Sharma (India) 264 173 33 9 Sri Lanka 13 Nov 2014
Virender Sehwag (India) 219 149 25 7 West Indies 18 Dec 2011
Rohit Sharma (India) 209 158 12 6 Australia 2 Nov 2013
Sachin Tendulkar (India) 200* 147 25 3 South Africa 24 Feb 2010

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