One of the most talented batsmen in the Indian team and the worldwide is Rohit Sharma. He is considered an aggressive batsman but with style and elegance. The Mumbai batsman is known for his flamboyant style of batting and exquisite timing of the ball. He has slammed three double hundreds in One-Day Internationals and has scored 39 centuries in all the formats of the game. Here are some of his best knocks.
264 vs Sri Lanka: This match broke and created several records on the trot. Rohit Sharma opened the Innings for India and scored an unbelievable knock. He scored 264. Players in test matches also do not make that score regularly. He did it in only 173 balls. This is the highest score ever made in ODI cricket and to date, this record stands. It is unlikely that anybody can break it in the near future.
209 vs Australia: Rohit Sharma entered as an opener and displayed a brilliant knock. He hit 12 boundaries and 16 sixes. His strike rate was 132. India secured a total of 383. Australia gave a good fight back but ended up short of 57 runs and Sharma became the man of the match.
208 vs Sri Lanka: Scoring a 200 in a 50 over match is very difficult. Only 7 times have this feat been achieved and out of that, Rohit Sharma has done it 3 times. He squashed 13 boundaries and 12 sixes and maintained a strike rate of 135. He is till date the only batsman to score a triple hundred thrice in his career in ODI’s.
118 vs Sri Lanka: Whether it is in Test, ODI or T20, Rohit Sharma knows the art of scoring hundreds. In this T20I match, Sharma struck the ball hard and delivered 12 fours and 10 sixes. He had a strike rate of 274. His pull shots were outstanding. He scored 118 in just 43 deliveries.
140 vs Pakistan: During the ICC World Cup 2019, Rohit Sharma smashed 14 boundaries and three sixes on his way to 140 in 113 deliveries against India’s arch-rivals Pakistan. Front-foot pull shots, lighting hooks and marauding upper-cuts, the innings was loaded with shots that would make anybody gaze in awe.
The opening batsman of the Indian team has certainly turned into a phenomenon.