Rohit Sharma becomes fourth batsman to hit double ton in both ODIs and Tests
India's Rohit Sharma celebrates his double century (200 runs) during the second day of the third and final Test match between India and South Africa at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) stadium in Ranchi on October 20, 2019. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)
India new Test opener Rohit Sharma on Sunday became the fourth batsman to register a double century in one-day international (ODI) as well as in Test cricket.
He achieved the feat playing against South Africa on Day 2 of the final Test of the three-match series at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi.
Rohit, who already has three ODI double tons (264, 209, 208*), joins Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle in the list of scoring double centuries in both the Test and ODI formats.
Rohit scored 212 runs off 255 balls before losing his wicket to Kagiso Rabada. His blitzkrieg included 28 boundaries and 6 sixes.
Meanwhile, on Rohit’s maiden Test ton, ICC tweeted “200 FOR ROHIT SHARMA. He’s recorded three double centuries in ODI cricket, and now he has one in Tests too. What a knock this has been from the India opener!”
See the tweet:
200 FOR ROHIT SHARMA
He’s recorded three double centuries in ODI cricket, and now he has one in Tests too
What a knock this has been from the India opener!
Follow #INDvSA LIVE https://t.co/AEYe6hGC3opic.twitter.com/6lz80LHK4C
— ICC (@ICC) October 20, 2019
Notably, on Saturday, Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat against South Africa which proved to be a prudent decision as India were 416 for 6 by the time the news was written.