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2020-04-30

Happy Birthday Rohit Sharma 'Hitman' from India turns 33, let's revive his three double tons in ODIs

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As Rohit Sharma's ace cricketer turns 33 today, let's go down the memory lane and relive the three double tons the right-handed batsman scored in the ODI format.

Rohit, popularly known as the 'Hitman' made his ODI debut on June 23, 2007, but once he became the full-fledged opener in the limited formats, the batsman came into his known.

Opening the batting, Rohit played his natural game from the very start of his innings and dominated the bowling attacks.

It is a testament to Rohit's aggressive batting capabilities that in the ODI format, the batsman has three double tons to his name.

Now let's relive the three double tons of Rohit in 50-over format.

209 vs Australia, Bengaluru, 2013

Rohit was slow off the mark at batting first and he took his time to build the innings. However, as soon as he got the scheme of things, Rohit started going after the spin bowlers and went past the 100-run mark in no time. He shifted gears after reaching his century and went on to bring up his first double century in ODIs. He went on to play just 158 balls off a knock of 209. These innings helped India post 383 runs on board and 57 runs helped the side win the match.

264 vs Sri Lanka, Kolkata, 2014

Rohit went on to score 264 runs off just 173 balls in the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, against Sri Lanka and this knock remains the highest score of any batsman in 50-over format to date. The 32-year-old received a reprieve just on a four-run score, and the batsman continued to make the most of it as he scored 260 more runs to make the Sri Lankan bowlers toil on the field.

208 vs Sri Lanka, Mohali, 2017

First batting, Rohit Sharma played a knock of 208 runs off just 153 balls to take the Men to 392/4 in Blue's score. Innings of the right-hand batsman were studded with 13 fours and 12 sixes. This effort contributed to India winning the match by 141 runs.

Rohit Sharma finished the tournament as the highest run-scorer in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, after registering 648 runs at an average of 81.00 from just nine matches.

He also had become the first batsman to score five centuries in a single World Cup edition during the tournament.

Rohit, who is now ODI team vice-captain, has so far played 224 ODIs, 108 T20Is and 32 Tests.

The limited-over vice-captain has scored 14,029 runs in all formats so far.

He has also reinvented himself in the longest format as last year the batsman began opening the batting in Test cricket.

For the Mumbai Indians, Rohit would have been in action had the Indian Premier League (IPL) begun from 29 March.

The tournament was nevertheless suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic

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