Kolkata, Nov 13: Present and former cricketers today hailed Rohit Sharma for his two world records in One Day International cricket.
India opener Rohit smashed an outstanding 264 to become the only batsman in ODI history to register two double tons. On way to this knock, he notched up the highest ever individual score in 50-over international cricket.
#RohitSharma was the top trending topic in India and cricketers saluted the right-handed batsman, via the micro-blogging site Twitter. (Rohit 264 in 173 balls, Gavaskar 36* off 174)
India captain MS Dhoni, who is not playing this game, was one of the several cricketers to congratulate Rohit. Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and others followed.
Here are the messages from Twitter
Very well batted Rohit.thats Rohit for everyone,sheer talent.Enjoy and Witness the class in action.— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) November 13, 2014
Batting conditions, ordinary bowling attack notwithstanding, it takes some doing getting 264 off 173 balls. Well done Rohit!— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) November 13, 2014
Well done Rohit..Gr8 practice out in the middle..!!But seriously Rohit U've mind boggling talent which needs 2 b consistent now & ever..!!— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) November 13, 2014
What a great innings by @ImRo45 .Huge. Congratulations on this terrific run marathon.— Mohammad Kaif (@KaifSays) November 13, 2014
Amazing shots. Pleasing to the eyes. Hardwork meets talent n becomes rohit Sharma. Well played buddy— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 13, 2014
Well done brothaman @ImRo45 !!! Really enjoyed watching u bat ! Way to go buddy ....— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) November 13, 2014
@ImRo45 u beauty ! Amazing to watch such control of batting ! Great knock brothaman— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) November 13, 2014
@ImRo45 what a player 264 unbelievable ing brotherman #respect# create history.god bless u many more to come sharma...— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) November 13, 2014
Wow #RohitSharma ridiculous scenes!!— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) November 13, 2014
Stand up for @ImRo45 !!!! Salute you for the highest score in ODI's !!!— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) November 13, 2014
Incredible innings and record by @ImRo45 ! Wow ! well done boy! Many congrats on your achievement— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) November 13, 2014
It was a very special day for Eden Gardens as it celebrates its 150 years and it was Rohit who has made this so very special for Eden.— Rohit Sharma FanClub (@ImRo45_FC) November 13, 2014
Looking forward to analysing Rohit's knock at half-way. Roll VT!— mark butcher (@markbutcher72) November 13, 2014
rohit guard of honor pic.twitter.com/OnZOXxtIdk— vivek (@VivekGupta2001) November 13, 2014