RoHitman Sharma Demonstrated His Talent Again On His Special Day: Must-Known 9 Interesting Facts Which Make His Record-Shattering 3rd ODI Double Hundred More Special


In second match of the ongoing one day series against Srilanka, Indian captain Rohit Sharma did what no other player has done in the history of the game. He became the only batsman to score 3 double hundreds in ODI format with his unbeaten innings of 208 runs in just 153 balls. No other player has even 2 and Hitman now has 3 double tons to his name in this format. Rohit also has the record of highest individual score (264) by a batsman which he made 3 years ago in Kolkata, that too against Sri Lanka.

Since regular skipper Virat Kohli was rested from this series, Sharma got the opportunity to lead the Indian squad first time. Though, he has captained Mumbai Indians successfully in Indian Premier League (IPL).

Rohit could not avoid the defeat in the first match at Dharamshala due to the poor show by Indian batting line-up but leveled the series with the win by 141 runs in this match at Mohali. With the help of his record-shattering knock, India put up a massive total of 392 on the scoreboard.

There are some interesting and statistical facts about this powerful innings of Rohit Sharma which make it one of the most special and memorable knocks for him and his fans. Check it out.

  1. It was the second wedding anniversary for Rohit and his wife Ritika on 13 December. He made the occasion double special with this double century.
  2. He becomes the first player to hit 3 double hundreds not only in ODIs but also in List A cricket.
  3. Rohit is now at number 4 in the list of most hundreds by an Indian in one-day games. Only Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Sourav Ganguly have more centuries than him. He scored his 16th ton going past Virender Sehwag’s 15 in this format.

  1. He also scored the second highest individual score by a captain in ODIs. Only Sehwag is ahead of him with his 219 against West Indies in 2011 at Indore.
  2. Sixer-king Rohit broke Tendulkar’s (40 sixes in 1998) record of most sixes by an Indian in a calendar year. He has now hit 45 sixes in 20 games in 2017 till now. Currently, AB de Villiers (58 sixes in 2015) has the record of most sixes in a year followed by Shahid Afridi’s 48 sixes in 2002.

  1. India became the first team to make 300+ scores 100 times in One day internationals.

  1. The superhit knock by Hitman also takes him to the top of the list of most 150 or more scores in ODI matches. He has 5 times touched the 150 mark, apart from Sachin and David Warner.
  2. Rohit’s ability to deal in sixes and fours made his special day even more special with his power-hitting. He hit 13 fours and 12 sixes in his innings on a day which dated 13-12 that is 13th of December. Isn’t it interesting?
  3. All the three double hundreds Rohit has scored has some connection with number 13. His first double hundred came against Australia on 2nd November 2013. Second and third double centuries were scored on 13th November and 13th December in 2014 and 2017 respectively.

 

The chemistry between the lovebirds Rohit and Ritika is displayed during the match. There were quite a few emotional moments in the match which show the affection between the couple celebrating their marriage anniversary. Ritika got teary-eyed since it was her anniversary and Rohit played such an innings, specially when he was captaining the side. The significance of this knock was even more as it comes after a shaming defeat in the last match which was the first match as skipper for Rohit.

 

Wishes poured in for Rohit on Twitter after his historic knock. Have a look on some of them.

 

 

 

 

Rohit’s innings was a wonderful gift for his wife on the special occasion and he even admitted it later on his Twitter account with this message. He also thanked fans for lovely wishes.

We hope it is not the last double hundred we have seen from this talented batter.

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