Rohit scored the primary of his three ODI double tons on November 2, 2013 in Bengaluru towards Australia. (BCCI phot…Learn Extra
NEW DELHI: India white-ball vice-captain Rohit Sharma has stated that his most particular second with wicket-keeper-batsman MS Dhoni stays when he hit his first ODI double century.
Rohit scored the primary of his three ODI double tons on November 2, 2013 in Bengaluru towards Australia.
“Finest second with MS (Dhoni) was my first double hundred, he was batting with me and we had an extended partnership,” stated Rohit in a video that he tweeted as a part of a query and reply session on Twitter with followers on the event of Friendship Day.
Opening the batting, Rohit nearly performed by the innings and hit 12 fours and an unimaginable 16 sixes in his epic knock. He shared 112-run opening stand with Shikhar Dhawan after which a 72-run stand for the third wicket with Suresh Raina.
Nevertheless, it was his 167-run stand with Dhoni by which Rohit really flattened the Australian bowlers. He smashed 114 runs in that partnership off simply 59 balls. Dhoni himself smashed 62 off 38 balls.
That was solely the third occasion of a participant scoring a double hundred in males’s ODIs, the earlier two being scored by Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.
Simply over a yr later, Rohit smashed 264 towards Sri Lanka on the Eden Gardens to turn out to be the one batsman to have two double lots of in ODIs. He then did one higher and scored a 3rd double hundred with an unbeaten 208 towards Sri Lanka in 2017 in Mohali.