This day, that year: Rohit Sharma rewrites history with epic 264
The individual score of 200 has been scored by batsmen just eight times in ODIs. Rohit has registered a double century in ODIs two times
Exactly, five years ago on this day in 2014, India's opening batsman Rohit Sharma proved to the world why he is a force to reckon with when he created history in ODIs.
Rohit Sharma smashed an unbelievable 264 runs against Sri Lanka during their ODI match in Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Rohit Sharma still holds the record for the highest ODI individual score after five years.
Rohit Sharma was dropped early in the innings when he was on four runs but after that, there was no looking back. The Mumbai batsman tonked the Sri Lankan bowlers all over the park to get to the historic double century. En route to his 264, Rohit Sharma smashed 33 boundaries and 9 sixes.
"#OnThisDay in 2014, Rohit Sharma went big! The Indian opener smashed 264, the highest ever ODI score. The worst part? Sri Lanka dropped him when he was on 4," ICC went on to post on their Twitter handle.
Netizens also took the opportunity to remember Rohit's knock and they took to Twitter to say that there is no batsman like 'Hitman'. Here's a look at some of the tweets.
There's no one like Him— Ð¼υÑÐ½ταÕ£ αÐ½Ð¼Ñ∂ (@Mushhtaqq) November 13, 2019
Hit man for a reason ðð
If You Drop Hitman Even Once, He will Punish You Very Hardð¬ð¥— ð®ð³ SHARMI ð®ð³ (@ImSharmi7) November 13, 2019
What Knock It wasð¥ðð
Rohit Sharma 264— Cricket is My 1st Love (@Cricket_1stlove) November 13, 2019
Sri Lanka all out at 251
SL lost to Rohit by 13 runs!
If that catch had been taken, he would have scored this ton on some other day.— Haris Ahmed ðµð° (@HarisAh99) November 13, 2019
It was in his fate and he scored it.
Players like Rohit aren't bound of dropping catches.
He was on the verge of becoming a great player at that time and he proved it right.
Not only once he was dropped 6 times in that match— Sai krishna (@Saikris95866919) November 13, 2019
The match were sachin fans turned into permanent rohit fans ð— Pavan Tarak™ (@Pavantarak143) November 13, 2019
A double hundred by a batsman has been scored a total eight times in ODI cricket. Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar was the first batsman to score a double century in ODIs when he did so against South Africa in 2010. He was followed by Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, Martin Guptill and Fakhar Zaman.
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India's Rohit Sharma created history on November 13th, 2014 when he scored a record 264 runs in an ODI against Sri Lanka. He became the batsman with the highest score in ODI history and the first to post two double centuries in ODIs. Pictures/PTI.
A look at the bowlers who were at the receiving end of Rohit's wrath on that day. Pacer Nuwan Kulasekara gave away 58 off 32 balls
All-rounder Angelo Mathews gave away 30 in 29 balls
Medium pacer Shaminda Eranga gave away 53 in 31 balls
All-rounder Thisara Perera gave away 25 in 14 balls
Spinner Seekkuge Prasanna gave away 43 in 37 balls
Leg-spinner Ajantha Mendis gave away 49 in 27 balls
Off-break spinner Tillakaratne Dilshan gave away 6 in 3 balls
Five years ago on this day in 2014, India's opening batsman Rohit Sharma entered the history books! How Mumbai's India batting star Rohit smashed his way to a record-breaking one-day international score against a hapless Sri Lankan bowling attack in Kolkata
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