Indian skipper Rohit Sharma becomes first cricketer to score 3 double hundreds in ODI

Rohit Sharma created a record, became the first cricketer to score three double hundreds in ODI history.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma Reuters

Rohit Sharma, the Indian skipper (208 not out), pushed the hosts to score 392 against Sri Lanka on 13 December, Wednesday in the second day of One-Day International. He became the first cricketer to score three double hundreds in ODI history.

Coming into the match, the 30-year-old Sharma was the only batsman to have hit two double tons. At the PCA Stadium in Chandigarh, Sharma belted an unbeaten 153-ball 208, comprising 13 fours and 12 sixes.

It was his sixth score of more than 100 in ODIs this year, tying with Virat Kohli (also this year) and Sachin Tendulkar (1996). On the other hand, the master blaster of cricket, Tendulkar holds the record of maximum nine centuries by an Indian in 1998.

Rohit was engaged in two big partnerships -- 115 runs for the opening wicket with Shikhar Dhawan (68 off 67; 9x4) and then 213 for the second wicket with rookie Shreyas Iyer (88 off 70; 4x9, 2x6).

Rohit's first double ton was against Australia in 2013 in Bengaluru. In his 158-ball 209, the Mumbai born cricketer also made a world record of 16 sixes.

One year later, Rohit went on to score another double century. This time it was against Sri Lanka. Rohit scored 264 in 2014 at Eden Gardens, making him the highest individual ODI scorer.

Making his ODI debut in 2007 against Ireland, Rohit is behind Virender Sehwag in terms of highest individual scores by captains in ODIs. Sehwag had scored 219 against West Indies in 2011.

(With inputs from IANS)