New Delhi: The cricket fraternity on Thursday praised Rohit Sharma after the opener made an excellent comeback in international cricket by smashing a record ODI score of 264 against Sri Lanka in fourth match of the five-match series.
For his outstanding knock, not only former cricketers but his team-mates too took to micro-blogging site Twitter to congratulate him for his achievement.
Regular Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Tweted "Very well batted Rohit.Thats Rohit for everyone,sheer talent.”
Very well batted Rohit.thats Rohit for everyone,sheer talent.Enjoy and Witness the class in action.
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) November 13, 2014
Out-of-favour Harbhajan Singh also heaped rich praise on Rohit's record-breaking knock.
— Harbhajan Singh (@harbhajan_singh) November 13, 2014
Apart from them, Rohit's sensational knock was praised by Anil Kumble, Sanjay Manjrekar, Michael Vaughan and many more.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) November 13, 2014
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Batting conditions, ordinary bowling attack notwithstanding, it takes some doing getting 264 off 173 balls. Well done Rohit!</p>— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) <a href="https://twitter.com/sanjaymanjrekar/status/532873673401585664">November 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 13, 2014
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) November 13, 2014
Incredible innings and record by @ImRo45 ! Wow ! well done boy! Many congrats on your achievement
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) November 13, 2014
In the history of international cricket, only three players have managed to achieve the feat of scoring a double ton in One Day Internationals. Interestingly, all three of them are Indians – Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma.
Rohit created history by achieving the feat for the second time in his career. First, the 27-year-old took mere 151 balls to reach the 200-run mark, laced with 26 boundaries and five sixes. And then, the stylish right-hander went on to score the highest individual score in ODIs, as he scored 264 runs off 173 balls with the help of 33 boundaries and nine sixes, against the toothless Lankan attack.r