Mere three days had passed after the brutal dwindling of India’s batting line-up by the pacers and seamers of the visiting side, India came back with full throttling burst of power and more amazingly we got to see the majestic 3rd double-hundred of his career by opener Rohit Sharma aka Hitman, who was leaving for the pavilion with just 2 runs of individual score in the opening ODI.
He scored 208* runs from just 153 balls including 13 fours and 12 sixes.
Rohit left everyone spell-bounded with his double hundred, both the bowlers and his partner on non-striker’s end were left in the state of awe by his batting fate as mere spectators who had nothing to do but to watch his mesmerising 3rd double ton in ODIs. He pulled of two successful partnerships of 100+ runs with the opening partner Dhawan and later on with Iyer, who also scored his maiden ODI fifty for the blues.
Rohit managed to score hundred in just 2nd game of his captaincy, and this was his 6th ODI 100 in this calendar year equalling Kohli’s record for the very same year. Sharma’s innings of 208* runs is now 2nd on the list of highest individual scores by captains in ODIs having just 11 runs short from V. Sehwag of 219. He also became the 1st player in the world history to achieve the feat of 3 double hundreds on the pitch of international arena.
Rohit gave an unforgettable anniversary gift to his beloved wife in the form of this record double hundred.