When Rohit Sharma is in full flow, Cricket becomes so beautiful to watch. His flawless Control and the abundant timing before pulling or cutting the ball makes him the most dangerous batsman in the shorter formats of the game. The Comparison between Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma, according to me, is logically fallacious as they both play a different role in the team’s batting line-up. Rohit Sharma’s 264 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens is still the Highest Score by a Batsman in an ODI Innings. Barring this humongous inning of 264, Rohil also entitles few more ODI records which we are on verge of discussing in the content below.
Records Broken on Rohit Sharma 264
Rohit Sharma has hit 42 Boundaries in the innings of 264. It includes 33 Fours & 9 Sixes.
The 33 Fours by RO-HIT also accounts to the Most Fours hit by the Batsman in an ODI innings.
By doing this (264), Rohit Sharma becomes the First and the Only (Currently) Cricket Player to Score 2 ODI Double Centuries.
The He-Man also ends up facing 173 Balls to score the unbelievable. So that makes him the Batsman to Face the Most Balls in an innings in a 50-Over Match.
Most Number of Sixes hit by a Batsman in an Innings
Rohit Sharma during his 209 against Australia, has hit 16 sixes which falls onto the record table at the topmost place making him the batsman who has hit the most number of Sixes in an ODI Innings.
Look at the Table on Most Number of Sixes hit in an Innings by a Batsman.
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||Australia||16||209||2013|
|Shane Watson (AUS)||Bangladesh||15||185*||2011|
|Corey Anderson (NZ)||West Indies||14||131*||2014|
|Xavier Marshall (WI)||Canada||12||157*||2008|
|Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)||Pakistan||11||134||1996|
Highest Score against Australia
Rohit always had this liking for the Australian Team, against whom he has scored 6 ODI Centuries so far in only 28 Matches he played against them.
The 209 against Australia by Rohit Sharma is the Highest Score by any Batsman against Australia.
He is followed by
Q De Kock (SA) – 178
H Gibbs (SA) – 175
S Tendulkar (IND) – 175 (Can’t miss this guy in any Batting Records)
Most Sixes Against Australia in ODI
One more Record against Australia, which shows his dominance against the Australian Team. We know how hard they are to beat.
Rohit is only the 3rd Batsmen to hit more than 50 ODI Sixes against a single team and the only player to hit more than 50 ODI Sixes against Australia.
Sanath Jayasuriya has hit 53 sixes against India while Pakistan’s dashing batsman Shahid Afridi achieved this feat three times. Afridi smashed 63 sixes against Sri Lanka, 51 against India and fifty against New Zealand.
Rohit has the best of Chances to beat Afridi’s Record of Most Sixes Against a Single team in ODI(63) thanks to the Openers Liking for Australian Bowlers.
Also, Rohit Sharma is now at the top of the list of batsmen with most sixes against Australia in international cricket. Brendon McCullum previously held the record with 61 sixes, Rohit now holds it with 65 sixes.
Fastest Indian to Reach 2000 ODI Runs in Home Country
During the Recent tour of Australia to India, Rohit also passed 2000 ODI Runs in India(HOME), thereby the Quickest Indian to reach 2000 ODI Runs in Home Country.
He took only 42 matches to achieve this feat, beating Sourav Ganguly (45) and Virat Kohli (46) to do so.
Rohit Sharma first ever player in the history of cricket to make Test Debut after playing more than 100 ODIs. He played his Debut Test Match after playing 108 ODIs.
The player with the Highest Average against Australia in ODI.
Rohit Sharma also has an IPL Hatrick under his name.
Highest Score against Australia in Australia (171*)
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