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Rohit Sharma redefines ODI cricket with his record-breaking 264 runs
The world stood up and took notice of the prolific talent in Rohit Sharma, as he became the talk of the cricketing world with his historic innings in Eden Gardens, Kolkata during the 4th Micromax ODI against Sri Lanka. He scored an outstanding 264 runs of 173 balls, and hence, became the first ever batsman to score 250 plus score in an international ODI innings. The knock comprised of 33 fours and 9 sixes.

Sachin Tendulkar was the first person in the history of world cricket to score 200 runs in an innings and people thought that it would be difficult to break this record of Sachin. They were all wrong as Sehwag and Rohit scored a double century each in 2011 and 2013 respectively. But, with this double ton at Eden Gardens, Rohit Sharma has become the first person to score a double century twice in his ODI career. Will anyone eclipse this record? One doubts!

His first double century was equally impressive where the Mumbaikar scored 209 runs from 158 balls at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore against Australia. Many might pit this double hundred as a greater innings, as Australia had a better bowling attack. Inspite of all this, his second double hundred will be fondly remembered just for the historic importance and record.

There have been four ODI double hundreds scored till date and what impresses one the most is that all of them have been scored by Indian batsmen in Indian grounds itself. This stat alone talks about the high quality of Indian batting and the placid Indian batting tracks with shorter boundaries as well.

The list of double hundreds in ODIs:

  •   Sachin Tendulkar - 200* (147) - Feb 24, 2010 - Vs South Africa - Gwalior

  •   Virender Sehwag  - 219  (149) - Dec 8, 2011   - Vs West Indies -  Indore

  •   Rohit Sharma       - 209 (158)  -  Nov 2, 2013  -  Vs Australia   - Bangalore  

  •  Rohit Sharma       - 264 (173)  -  Nov 13, 2014 - Vs Sri Lanka    -  Kolkata

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