Rohit Sharma's parents celebrate extended Diwali

Nov 14, 2014, 10:42 IST | Harit N Joshi

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 with his parents
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.

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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.

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