Rohit Sharma has redefined hitting in the limited overs format. He now has 162 sixes to his name in ODIs but still Rohit feels that he’s not as good a hitter as AB De Villiers, Chris Gayle or MS Dhoni.
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Rohit smashed a staggering double hundred in the second ODI at Mohali and this was his third double ton in ODIs which seems like a formidable record. Rohit in his marathon innings hit 12 sixes and made the Lankan bowlers pant in sweat despite the biting cold.
After the knock Rohit said that he’s not the greatest of hitters and hitting sixes isn’t easy. Rohit said that it takes a lot of hard work to hit sixes. Rohit had added responsibilities on his shoulder as he’s captaining the side in the ODI series while Kohli has been rested.
Rohit Sharma after falling cheaply in Dharamshala was cautious in the Mohali ODI and saw off the new ball with great caution. Once he got his eye in then he smashed the bowlers all around the park.
Rohit changed gears after getting to his 16th ODI hundred and then Mohali witnessed the Rohit Sharma storm.
Which is his favourite double ton?
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Rohit Sharma now has 3 double tons in ODIs which is just unbelievable. However, the stunning opener said that every double ton is special. Then he also said that the art of hitting sixes isn’t that easy and it takes a lot of practice in the nets and ample hard work.
Talking about his double centuries he said that though all of them are special but the innings of 264 is the closest to his heart. He explained that since that double ton came just after his return from the injury.
Rohit before the Mohali double ton had scored 264 against Sri Lanka and 209 against Australia in 2013. He further added that the Mohali double ton is also dearly special as it helped the team’s cause after being one down in the series after losing in Dharamshala.