Rohit Sharma hammers third double hundred: Who said what on Twitter

In his innings of 208*, Rohit Sharma struck 13 sixes and 12 fours and became the first player to score a double ton in ODI as captain.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: December 13, 2017 5:38:37 pm
India play Sri Lanka at Mohali. Rohit Sharma scored his third ODI double hundred against Sri Lanka. (Source: BCCI TV)

Rohit Sharma turned on the show at Mohali on Wednesday. It was another exciting day for Indian cricket as the opening batsman, who has taken over the captaincy role from Virat Kohli for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, went on to score his third ODI double century. With his effort, Sharma also became the second Indian captain, only after Virender Sehwag, to score a double century as an ODI captain.

After getting out without getting any runs on the board in Dharamsala, the Indian captain came to Mohali with intent. The right-hand batsman paced his innings perfectly. He started slow and got himself settled on the pitch. He took his time to reach his 16th hundred and then started accelerating the innings.

Sharma took Suranga Lakmal to the cleaners and struck him for four consecutive sixes in an over. In his innings of 208* runs, the batsman hit 13 sixes and 12 fours.

Twitter was quick to realise that they were seeing something special from the batsman. Here is what the Twitter said:

India managed to reach a total of 392/4 in 50 overs with the help of heroics displayed by Sharma. It is a do-or-die match for India as they lost the first ODI by seven wickets.

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