Rohit Sharma has been winning hearts and creating records with his back-to-back blockbuster performances for a long time. However, there was this one knock of Rohit Sharma that is imprinted in every fan’s mind.
Five years ago, on November 13, 2014, Rohit Sharma played one of his best and most memorable knocks ever against Sri Lankans. Rohit Sharma took a Sri Lankan attack to the cleaners at Eden Garden of Kolkata.
He smashed the Sri Lankan to all the corners on the ground hitting 33 boundaries and 9 sixes He scored 264 runs, which is the highest-ever ODI score in cricket. However, things would have been different if Sri Lanka had not dropped him when he was on 4.
Yes, Rohit Sharma would have been dismissed on just four runs had Thisara Perera grabbed an easy catch at third man.
On Wednesday, as the epic knock marked 5 years, people on twitter celebrated the special knock of Rohit Sharma. “#5YearsofR0264” started trending on twitter and people flooded it with amazing posts and tweets appreciating the brilliant knock of Indian cricketer.
ICC also took to twitter and took a jibe at the Sri Lankan cricket team by reminding them of the dropped catch. They wrote:
“#OnThisDay in 2014, Rohit Sharma went big! The Indian opener smashed 264, the highest ever ODI score 🤯 The worst part? Sri Lanka dropped him when he was on 4 🤦”
Here, check out the tweet:
#OnThisDay in 2014, Rohit Sharma went big!
The Indian opener smashed 264, the highest ever ODI score 🤯
The worst part? Sri Lanka dropped him when he was on 4 🤦 pic.twitter.com/E6wowdoGUL
— ICC (@ICC) November 13, 2019
Check out the reaction of twitterati on this:
If You Drop Hitman Even Once, He will Punish You Very Hard😬🔥
What Knock It was💥😇👌
— 🇮🇳 শর্মি 🇮🇳 (@ImSharmi7) November 13, 2019
@ImRo45 is very talented boy . hitman
— Javed Mianded (@JavedMianded_) November 13, 2019
— Tharr shanth 💎 (@tharr1109) November 13, 2019
— Rahul Joshi (@rahulrjoshi) November 13, 2019
Not only once he was dropped 6 times in that match
— Sai krishna (@Saikris95866919) November 13, 2019
Rohit Sharma 264
Sri Lanka all out at 251
SL lost to Rohit by 13 runs!
— Cricket is My 1st Love (@Cricket_1stlove) November 13, 2019
#OnThisDay 2014 Hitman creates History!!! 🙌
Rohit Sharma : smashed record- breaking 264 studded with 33 fours and nine sixes, highest-ever individual score in ODI!
Sri Lanka : Total score 251
#Rohitsharma #INDvsBAN #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/LOEVNwZVy5
— Bharathi M Kumar (@BharathiKumar4) November 13, 2019
Ro Superhit Sharma
— Akash Satapathy (@Akash11223345) November 13, 2019
If that catch had been taken, he would have scored this ton on some other day.
It was in his fate and he scored it.
Players like Rohit aren't bound of dropping catches.
He was on the verge of becoming a great player at that time and he proved it right.
— Haris Ahmed 🇵🇰 (@HarisAh99) November 13, 2019
There's no one like Him
Hit man for a reason 🏏👌
— ༻مُشتـــــــــــــاق احـــــــمـد༺ (@Mushhtaqq) November 13, 2019
5 years! It seems like yesterday.
— Cardiff (@khaanahbadosh) November 13, 2019
I became his fan after that innings
What a remarkable player he is
India is blessed to have player like him 🤗
— 🕊💖Lil Cupid💖🕊 (@KrishnaMy_God) November 13, 2019