Rohit Sharma's parents celebrate extended Diwali
It was an extended Diwali for the Sharmas, thanks to their son Rohit's fireworks at the Eden Gardens yesterday.
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Rohit Sharma along with his dad Gurunath (r) and mum Poornima (l). Pic/ Nimesh Dave
Their Borivali residence was abuzz last evening with sweets being distributed to all who came home to congratulate the family for their son's feat.
Rohit became the first batsman in the world to score two double hundreds in ODIs yesterday when he smashed a record-breaking 264 (highest ODI score) off 173 balls to help India post 404 for five in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka.
"It is a very proud moment for the entire family. I never thought he would score a double hundred in one-day cricket for the second time," Rohit's father Gurunath told mid-day yesterday.
Sharma Sr said a grand celebration will now be planned for Rohit after the series.
"We already had a small get-together with close family and friends today. But we will have a grand party when Rohit returns," he said, adding that he liked this double century a lot more than Rohit's 209 against Australia last year.
"I don't know what score Rohit was aiming for today, but he was simply unstoppable," he said.