A perfect preparation before the Australia tour, says Sachin Tendulkar on Rohit Sharma’s double ton

Rohit Sharma smashed a 264-run knock against Sri Lanka in Kolkata last night.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published: November 14, 2014 4:43:14 pm
ROHIT-SACHIN_+M Sachin Tendulkar lauded Rohit Sharma’s record-breaking innings and said another doble ton is special. (Source: PTI)

The first cricketer to get a double hundred in ODIs, Sachin Tendulkar, on Friday congratulated Rohit Sharma for becoming the first to achieve the feat twice.

Rohit smashed a 264-run knock against Sri Lanka in Kolkata last night to not just become the highest run-getter in an ODI innings but also the first batsman to notch up two double hundreds.

In the process, he surpassed Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, both of whom have got a double ton each.

“I didn’t get to see his innings but getting another double ton is special and I feel very happy for Rohit. A perfect form of match practice and preparations before the Australian tour,” Tendulkar said.

Rohit’s match-winning knock eclipsed the 209 he made against Australia last year.

The right-hander struck 33 fours and 9 sixes during the knock, which is a record in ODIs, surpassing the 25 fours and 7 sixes by Sehwag during his knock of 219 against the West Indies in 2011.

Tendulkar had also recorded 25 fours during his double century — 200 not out in 2010.

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