Kolkata: The Cricket Association of Bengal today announced Rs 2,64,000 cash award for Rohit Sharma for his world record score of 264 in India's fourth ODI against Sri Lanka here yesterday.
In an outstanding display of stroke making, Sharma plundered the Lankan attack with a record 264 that came from just 173 balls with 33 boundaries and nine sixes as India scored a mammoth 404/5 in their stipulated 50 overs.
The CAB, which is also celebrating 150 years of Eden Gardens' existence, was quick to announce that they would give Rs 1,000 per run for Sharma's memorable innings, making it a total of Rs 2.64 lakh, joint secretary Subir Ganguly said.
The announcement was made during the innings break as the Mumbaikar said he loved playing at the venue where he had made his Ranji debut. "I made my Ranji debut here, my Test debut here, got a 100 in the IPL and now this.
The crowd here has been brilliant, they love the game here," Sharma, who had scored a Test century on debut, said. This was also Sharma's first ODI appearance at Eden Gardens.