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Rohit Sharma’s record third double hundred decimates Lanka in ODI

Rohit Sharma’s record third double hundred decimates Lanka in ODI
Written by Ria Maheshwari

Rohit Sharma became first ever-player in ODI history by hitting three double tons. He made the score during India vs Sri Lanka ODI in Mohali on Wednesday. Rohit Sharma gave an anniversary gift to his wife Ritika Sajdeh, who became emotional after his double century. He became first ever batsmen with his third double ton in the international cricket history. Rohit Sharma was merciless against Sri Lanka in the second match of three-match series, in Mohali. His third ton in ODI seem unexpected as most of his runs from the bat came from last 10 overs slogging.

Rohit Sharma hit his first hundred double in the year 2013, before making the highest ever ODI score of 264 against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in the year 2014. While the other four batsman- Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Martin Guptill and Chris Gayle have only one each in there kitty. Also, he has scored his maiden ODI hundred double previous year against Australia. The right-hander from Mumbai, who started his journey very cautiously, accelerated his speed of innings in a brilliant fashion.

It is not always the same story, like on Wednesday, Rohit Sharma fought back in a different style in Mohali on a flat pitch. He was watchful in a 115 run stand with Shikhar Dhawan before opening up when Shreyas Iyer later joined him in the middle. Rohit Sharma has always been spirit-full, like in late 2016 when he got injured and soon he returned to the competitive cricket matches during IPL and made 333 runs from 17 matches with Mumbai Indians, who later then lifted the trophy for the third time. Rohit Sharma has a strong inclination for even bigger innings.

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