Rohit Sharma Lights Up Eden Gardens With Record-Smashing Knock
Rohit Sharma scored a record-smashing 264 to power India to 404/5 vs Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI at Eden Gardens.
Rohit Sharma enthralled the enthusiastic crowd at the iconic Eden Gardens as he smashed a record-breaking 264 vs Sri Lanka on Thursday (All images BCCI)
Rohit, making a comeback after a two-month layoff due to injury, started a bit cautiously and brought up his 24th half-century off 71 balls.
Shots soon began to flow off Rohit's willow as he shifted gears in the company of stand-in skipper Virat Kohli.
Once he got past the 50-run mark, there was no stopping the Mumbaikar.
From 50 off 71 balls, Rohit raced away to a run-a-ball century as Sri Lankan bowlers had no answer to his onslaught.
Before the opposition could realise, 100 turned 150 and 150 transitioned into a record double ton off 151 balls.
Rohit finished on a record-breaking score of 264, going past Virender Sehwag's 219 to become the highest scorer ODIs. His knock included 33 fours and 9 sixes.