Rohit’s First Interview After His 264
Rohit Sharma becomes the first International cricketer to score 2 double hundred’s in the One Day Format of the game. Rohit Sharma blasted the ball all over the ground and gave a wonderful treat to the people at Eden Garden’s. Only batsman to score 250 plus Runs in the ODI International. @nd batsman to score 250 in One Day Domestic, first one being Shikhar Dhawan who scored 250 against South Africa in Indai A game last year. This match also celebrates 150 years of cricket at The Eden Garden.
Rohit Sharma scored 264 runs of 173 balls which included 33 fours and 9 sixes. The highest score in ODI format of the game was 219 by Sehwag. Sehwag had scored 219 against West Indies at Indore in 2011 Rohit scired first 100 runs in 100 balls, and than scored 164 runs of the last 73 balls that he faced. Rohit is also at No 3 in this place , he had scored 209 against Australia on 2nd November 2013. Here is the list of Top 5 Highest scores in the One Day Format of the game.
In an Interview in the mid Innings interval, whenasked by Alan Wilkins if he was tired after his massive innings,Rohit Sharma said he was not tired by his massive innings because he had been resting for few months before this game. He also said tat he wanted to spend some time on the wicket. When he raeched to his 50, he wanted to covert the 50 into a 100 and than carry on.. When asked by Alan Wilkins if he was looking at the scoreboard, he said its very important to look at the score board, as you need to know where your team stands currently and he said that he was just concentrating on how many overs were left and who all were still left to bowl. He said that it’s very important to score big when you are in good form. When asked about the Eden Gardens. he said that it was a very special venue for him as he had made his Ranji Trophy and Test Match Debut here. He also praised the people watching the game from the stadium.