The Elite Club of 200 ODI Runs – Sachin, Sehwag and now Rohit Sharma

November 2nd, 2013

Today, Rohit sharma became the third cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag to score a double ton in ODI. He joined the exclusive club of 200 ODI run only for Indians.

There were 16 sixes in the inning which is the most by any batsman in ODI inning. While Rohit scored his first 50 off 71 balls, the last 50 took just 16 balls.

Rohit Sharma is Man of the Match and Series: I didn’t really think of the 200 initially. Right from ball one I wanted to stay there. It was a small ground with a fast outfield, we knew it was going to be a big-scoring game keeping the wickets in hand. We always spoke about building small partnership’s and we had two big ones today. It’s been our strength throughout the series so it was heartening to see that. You never know, even 380 wasn’t looking comfortable. Credit goes to Dhawan and Virat as well, they played very well throughout the series, we showed real character. I’m enjoying opening at the moment, just want to keep continuing and want to continue fresh. I’m looking forward to the West Indies series now and I didn’t know about the 16 sixes record.

How Rohit paced his innings

Runs Balls Dots 1s/2s/3s 4s 6s
First 50 71 39 24/4/0 3 1
Second 50 43 22 13/2/0 1 5
Third 50 26 9 7/2/0 5 3
151 onwards 18 4 3/1/0 3 7
Total (209) 158 74 47/9/0 12 16

Twitter and Facebook are flooded with a message for Rohit Sharma. 

It seems like only indians has the licence to score double century in ODI.

ICC meeting to put a rule in place…."150 IS CAP FOR INDIAN BATSMAN IN ODI…POST THIS IT WOULD BE AUTO DECLARATION OF INNING END"

One doesn’t simply score Double Century in ODI,unless they are Indians. #sachin #virendra #Rohit200

Superb innings by Rohit Sharma,never seen this type of class batting & technique so simply he scored 200 & can’t forget those 16 sixes awsme

What an innings by Rohit Sharma! Take a bow Man.. A sheer delight watching you play! A double ton. #Praised #Respect #BleedBlue

One of the best innings Rohit Sharma ever played. The only 3rd "double century" to be scored in history of odi cricket. Great batting

Thanks Sachin, Sehwag and now Rohit to make us proud Indian!





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