Rohit Sharma once again proved that he is one of the most destructive batsmen in limited overs cricket. In the last 4 years or so, Rohit Sharma has taken his game to a new level altogether and established himself as, arguably, the best opening batsman in ODI and T20I cricket.
In the second T20I between India and Sri Lanka, leading the side, Rohit Sharma played one of the best innings of his T20 career. In fact, we can call it his best T20 innings so far.
Batting first, India got off to the best possible start as both the openers- Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul batted very aggressively and made Sri Lanka’s bowling attack look ordinary on a good batting wicket.
Rohit Sharma scored 118 runs off just 43 balls and equalled David Miller’s record of scoring the fastest hundred in T20I cricket (off 35 balls).
Rohit smashed 10 massive sixes and 12 boundaries in his record breaking innings.
As Rohit Sharma went berserk, Twitterati kept the moment up and flooded the platform with tweets praising Rohit Sharma. Check out some of the best tweets here:
Rohit Sharma missed his 200??
RT if u agree!!??
— Ankit Prakash Ching (@arunankit46) December 22, 2017
Strange Series Of Events:
Rohit Sharma completes his 50
*Goes to grab a bite*
Rohit Sharma completes his 100.#INDvSL
— Dolla Bill (@Trollsnpjs) December 22, 2017
This inning of Rohit sharma is the 2nd most aggressive inning against Sri lanka after Lord Hanuman.
— Chaukidar (@Ashleelaunda) December 22, 2017
Rohit Sharma becomes the first Indian player to hit 10 or more sixes in both an ODI and a T20I match.#INDvSL
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) December 22, 2017
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 22, 2017
— Navneet Mundhra (@navneet_mundhra) December 22, 2017
Give the Man of the Match to Dananjaya, the guy who bowled 3 dot balls on the trot to a set Rohit Sharma this game #IndvSL
— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) December 22, 2017
Truly incredible knock by rohit sharma today – congrats
— Gautam Singhania (@SinghaniaGautam) December 22, 2017
— Kaushal K. Vidyarthee (@vidyarthee) December 22, 2017
#RohitSharma goes back to the pavilion with a brilliant 118 in just 43 balls. He has equalled the fastest century scored in T20I history. Captaincy seems to be bringing out the best in the Hitman.#TeamIndia #INDvSL
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) December 22, 2017
Everytime you think you have seen it all, you see something incredible. Today, Rohit Sharma has shown us that. I admit I am gasping.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 22, 2017
Most sixes in an innings for INDIA:
16 – Rohit Sharma vs AUS, 2013 (ODI)
12 – Rohit Sharma vs SL, 2017 (ODI)
10 – MS Dhoni vs SL, 2005 (ODI)
10 – ROHIT SHARMA vs SL, TODAY (T20I)
9 – Rohit Sharma vs SL, 2014#INDvSL
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) December 22, 2017
— OptaJim (@OptaJim) December 22, 2017
Information Source: funniestindian.com