Two double tons is special, I'm very happy for Rohit: Sachin Tendulkar

Updated: Nov 17, 2014, 12:24 IST | PTI

The first cricketer to get a double hundred in ODIs, Sachin Tendulkar, today congratulated Rohit Sharma for becoming the first to achieve the feat twice

New Delhi: The first cricketer to get a double hundred in ODIs, Sachin Tendulkar, today congratulated Rohit Sharma for becoming the first to achieve the feat twice.

New Delhi: Rohit smashed a 264-run knock against Sri Lanka in Kolkata last night to not just become the highest run-getter in an ODI innings but also the first batsman to notch up two double hundreds.

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Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar

In the process, he surpassed Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, both of whom have got a double ton each.

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"I didn't get to see his innings but getting another double ton is special and I feel very happy for Rohit. A perfect form of match practice and preparations before the Australian tour," Tendulkar said.

Rohit's match-winning knock eclipsed the 209 he made against Australia last year.

The right-hander struck 33 fours and 9 sixes during the knock, which is a record in ODIs, surpassing the 25 fours and 7 sixes by Sehwag during his knock of 219 against the West Indies in 2011.

Tendulkar had also recorded 25 fours during his double century -- 200 not out in 2010.

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