By the end of the five-match series between India and Sri Lanka, even though Virat Kohli was adjudged as the Player of the Tournament, the stats showed he was ten runs behind his counterpart Angelo Mathews, who ended up being the highest run-scorer with 329 runs.
Having decimated the opposition with clinical precision in all four matches, India will be aiming to complete a clean sweep when they take on a struggling Sri Lanka in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer here on Sunday.
He is the first batsman to notch up two double hundreds in ODI cricket but Rohit Sharma says he has a lot more to achieve in the game as expectations and responsibilities are only going to increase as he progresses in his career.
Trounced by team India for the fourth consecutive time in the five-match ODI series, a livid Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews Thursday conceded it was "embarrassing" for the islanders not to have competed at all.
Refusing to blame the players for the ODI debacle in India, World Cup winning former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga said the country's administrators are responsible for the fiasco which has disturbed the team's World Cup preparations as well.
Rohit Sharma on Thursday created history by smashing the highest individual ODI score with a breathtaking knock of 264 as India thrashed Sri Lanka by 153 runs in the fourth cricket one-dayer to take a 4-0 lead in the five-match series, here today.
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.
On Thusday, Rohit Sharma notched up the highest individual score in ODI. The 27-year-old plundered runs at will to score an awe-inspiring 264 runs to help India post a mammoth 404 runs against the visiting Sri Lankan side at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
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 Sharma on Thursday returns to International cricket with a sublime double hundred against Sri Lanka at Kolkata's historic Eden Gardens. He also becomes the first player to hit 250 and two double hundreds in an One Day International. He scored his first ODI double against Australia last November.
Rohit Sharma returns to International cricket with a sublime century against Sri Lanka at Kolkata's historic Eden Gardens. The right-handed batsman was batting on run-a-ball 100, helping India compile runs after losing two quick wickets in Ajinkya Rahane and Ambati Rayadu. It's his fifth ODI hundred. India were 177 for two after 31 overs with skipper Virat Kohli unbeaten on 36.