Rohit Sharma created history in Cricket by hitting double ton in 50-over innings. Rohit Sharma’s magical innings was also praised by God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulkar congratulated him for getting the double hundred twice and becoming the first man to achieve the feat.
Some statistical highlights of Rohit’s magic innings at the 150-year celebration of Eden Garden in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka is shown here: –
- Rohit Sharma scored 264 runs in 173 balls and set up a world record for the highest individual run-scorer in ODI innings, beating the 219 by Virender Sehwag against West Indies at Indore on December 8, 2011.
- Rohit Sharma achieved another world record by hitting double hundred twice in his career and became the first batsman in Cricket history.
- Rohit Sharma’s maniac inning became the highest individual score in ODIs at Eden Garden, Kolkata, outstripping Gautam Gambhir’s 150 not out against Sri Lanka on December 24, 2009.
- Rohit Sharma made his fifth century in ODIs and recorded his second against Sri Lanka.
- Rohit Sharma eclipsed the previous highest score in ODI of 209 off 158 balls by his match-winning performance.
- Rohit’s innings also become second highest in List A cricket. Ali Brown had played 268 run innings for Surrey vs. Glamorgan at the Oval on June 19, 2002 and holds the top position in List A cricket.
- Rohit Sharma hit the ball 42 times out of the ground ( 32 fours and 9 sixes) which is a record in ODIs, beating the 32 boundaries ( 25 fours, 7 sixes) by Virendra Sehwag’s knock of 219 runs against West Indies at Indore on December 8, 2011. Sachin Tedulakar (200 runs in 147 balls) had also showed his class by hitting 25 fours when he created a history by becoming the first who made double hundred in ODIs against South Africa at Gwalior on Feb 2, 2010.
- India scored 404 runs in fourth ODI against Sri Lanka, and Rohit has managed 65.34 percent runs in that total that is the third highest in ODIs. West Indies batsmen Vivian Richards (with 69.48 percent) during his knock of 189 against Sri Lanka at Manchester on May 31, 1984 and Indian player Kapil Dev (with 65.78) during his innings of 175 against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells on June 18, 1983 has hold the first and second position respectively in ODIs.
- Rohit Sharma got his sixth Man of the Match award in fourth ODI against Sri Lanka. He was awarded with the Man of the Match twice against Sri Lanka, West Indies and Australia.
- India defeated Sri Lanka by 153 runs that is similar to when Virendra Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar had made double hundreds in ODIs. In this match, Rohit Sharma also posted double century, and India got victory by 153-runs.
- India have managed 400 plus runs five times in ODIs and became the first nation in Cricket history to do so. India scored 400 plus runs twice against Sri Lanka and one each against West Indies, South Africa and Bermuda and also got the victory in all that matches. No other teams have targeted the distinction more than two times in ODIs.
- Indian Skipper Virat Kohli the second best scorer scored 66 runs and the difference between both batsmen’s innings of 198 runs is the greatest difference in ODIs.
- Rohit and Kohli made partnership of 201 which is India’s third highest for the third wicket against Sri Lanka. Gautam Gambhir and Kohli’s 224 runs partnership is highest in which they both made century, again at Kolkata on December 24, 2009.
- Rohit and Uthappa succeeded to put 128 runs stand in 58 balls. Their scoring run rate of 13.24 is also an achievement for India for any wicket in ODIs, surpassing the 13.09 by Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli during their unbeaten partnership of 120 runs in 55 balls against Sri Lanka at Hobart on feb 28, 2012. (This record is only recorded when partnership of 100 plus runs held for any wicket).