Social media abuzz with Rohit Sharma's record-breaking feat
Praise poured in from various distinguished personalities for Rohit Sharma, who Thursday bludgeoned his way into the record books by becoming the first batsman to score two double-tons in One-Day International (ODI) cricket -- and to add another feather to his cap, his 264 runs is also the highest individual score in the 50-over format.
The 27-year-old, who scored 209 against Australia in November last year, thrashed a mediocre Sri Lankan bowling line-up to all parts of the ground in the fourth ODI of the five-match series at the Eden Gardens here.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was among the first to congratulate the right-handed batsman.
"Very well batted Rohit. That's Rohit for everyone, sheer talent. Enjoy and witness the class in action," Dhoni tweeted.
Left-arm swing bowler Zaheer Khan wrote on his twitter handle: "Well done brothaman @ImRo45 (Rohit's twitter handle) !!! Really enjoyed watching u bat ! Way to go buddy."
"Record at Eden! Great knock @ImRo45! Take a bow! Made up for lost time! Batting at its best!," former Indian skipper Anil Kumble wrote on the social networking site.
Rohit was dismissed on the final ball of the Indian innings after facing 173 deliveries. His record-breaking innings comprised 33 fours and nine sixes.
Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also joined the chorus.
"Congratulations to Rohit Sharma for his record breaking innings. You made us proud!," he tweeted.
Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was of the opinion that Rohit's score of 264 would not be broken.
"A record which is going to stay !! A delight 2 watch! Well done bro for creating history!," he commented on tweeter.
"Incredible innings and record by @ImRo45 ! Wow ! well done boy! Many congrats on your achievement," former Pakistani all-rounder Azhar Mahmood tweeted. - IANS