Five years ago cricket record books were rewritten. Five years since a single player won an entire team total, despite scoring 251. On November 13, 2014, exactly 5 years ago, Rohit Sharma broke records for fun and beat the highest individual score ever in a ODI Rohit hit an incredible 264 in just 225 balls against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, which still remains the highest individual score in an ODI by some distance.
Rohit hit 9 six and 33 fours that day, while India recorded a gigantic 404 for 5 hits, first at the 4th ODI at Eden Gardens. The last 10 overs of the Indian entries. India went 275 to 3 at the end of 40 overs and thereafter scored 129 races in the final 10 finals, with Rohit adding 110 of them.
In response, India beat Sri Lanka 251 as visitors fell short of Rohit's 13 races and lost 153. Dhawal Kulkarni was India's pick who climbed 4 shutters for just 35 races in his 10 overs .
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By the way, that was Rohit's second double in ODIs. He had crushed his first double ton in ODIs against Australia in 2013 in Bengaluru. India's vice-captain of limited overs was to hit another double century in 2017 to become the first scout to record three double centuries. It struck 2088 against Sri Lanka in Mohali.
Sachin Tendulkar was the first scout on the planet to record a double century in the format of more than 50 years in accomplishing the feat against South Africa in 2010.
Rohit currently led India to a 2-1 win over Bangladesh in all three matches of the T20I series.
He also played 85 times in the second match of the series to guide Men in Blue to an emphatic eight-post victory.
India will then face Bangladesh in the two-game series scheduled to begin on November 14.