Rohit Sharma becomes third player in ODI format of Cricket to hit a double-century
India’s Rohit Sharma scored 209 runs off 158 balls in final ODI (One Day International) against Australia held in Bangalore (India), thus becoming only the third player to score a double-century in ODI format cricket. Rohit Sharma hit 16 sixes in his innings breaking Shan Watson’s previous record of 15 sixes in an ODI innings.
Earlier, Virender Sehwag made 219 against the West Indies in 2011 and Sachin Tendulkar scored 200 not out against South Africa in 2010. Thus, at present all the 3 players to score a double hundred are from India.