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Rohit Sharma's double hundred gets Twitter buzzing


Cricketnext Staff
Nov 02, 2013 at 08:11pm IST

New rules or old rules, two news balls or one, four fielders on the boundary or five, batting tracks or bowling tracks, batting at home or away. Nothing can take anything away from the innings that Rohit Sharma played to light up Bangalore on Diwali eve: 209 runs, second highest ODI score, world record of 16 sixes, 12 fours and a hunger that only looks to be growing.

His first 50 came off 71 balls, the next 50 off 43 and the last 109 runs off just 44. Nothing can better describe how he accelerated. When Rohit smacked his 11th six, he broke MS Dhoni's record of most sixes in an ODI by an Indian. Then came six No. 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, which broke the world record held by Shane Watson.

"It is a wonderful feeling," he said about his marathon knock that made him just the third batsman after Virender Sehwag (219) and Sachin Tendulkar (200) to get an ODI double hundred. Here's what Twitter said about him.

Rohit Sharma's double hundred gets Twitter buzzing

File photo of Rohit Sharma celebrating after scoring a hundred in the second ODI at Jaipur. (BCCI)

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