After a serious breakdown in the first ODI against the Sri Lankan team at just 112 runs, team India has made a solid comeback in the second game today. This Indian side in the absence of Virat Kohli, who just got married two days back, is led by Rohit Sharma and they have delivered a score to reckon this time. This frontman has proved of his mettle once again as an opener and a successful batsman by becoming the first man in the history of ODI cricket to score three double centuries.
Yes, you heard it right. He just slammed a double ton in just 153 balls at the at the PCA Stadium in Mohali today and the cricketing world has gone upside down. People are in shock, sheer disbelief and awe as Rohit Sharma has managed to achieve this feat once and especially when the team was dwindling against the visitors in the last match.
The Indian innings had a solid start with Shikhar Dhawan scoring a half century (68 in 67 balls). The young gun Shreyas Iyer also put up a great show along with Rohit and scored 88 runs of 70 balls. But the day was made for someone else. For Rohit Sharma, who also shares his mariage anniversary today.
In November 2013, Rohit had become the second batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to score an ODI double-century against Australia ( 209 off 158 balls). A year later at Eden Gardens, he hammered the SriLankan side by making the highest score in ODIs (264 off 173 balls). This is the first time any player has reached this position scoring a double ton for the third time (208 in 153 balls). Team India has put up a score of 392 runs in 50 overs for the Sri Lankan team and we will see soon, if they manage to beat the pumped up Men In Blue or get rattled completely!