In the 3,544th ODI, Rohit Sharma smashed the fourth double-hundred in the format's history. Incredibly, the last person to pass 200 was Rohit himself. As if that wasn't special enough, he managed the feat in a comeback game, after recovering from a finger injury. As Rohit powered along to 264 - the highest score in the game's history, 45 runs clear of Virender Sehwag's previous record - jaws dropped collectively among the Twitterati.
Very well batted Rohit.thats Rohit for everyone,sheer talent.Enjoy and Witness the class in action.— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) 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
Stand up for @ImRo45 !!!! Salute you for the highest score in ODI's !!!— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) November 13, 2014
The pitch was flat and the opposition flatter.
Murdering hapless SLankans the Indn way..but am not sure if 'no contest' is right preparation fr World Cup!Reluctant SLankans all the way..!— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) November 13, 2014
But even Bishen Bedi wasn't going to grudge Rohit his moment in the sun.
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
Incredible innings and record by @ImRo45 ! Wow ! well done boy! Many congrats on your achievement— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) November 13, 2014
If Rohit doesn't get out he will certainly get 250 today— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) November 13, 2014
That prediction came right, and then wrong as Rohit got out after passing 250.
Take a bow Rohit Sharma !!!! Incredible in ever sense and enjoyable to watch ! Congratulations @ImRo45 !!!!— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) November 13, 2014
This is stick cricket from Sharma.— Dirk Nannes (@dirk_nannes) November 13, 2014
Damn @ImRo45, slip into a studio for a recording and he sets a world record!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 13, 2014
Sharma made 149 more runs tonight than McGrath did in total in his 250 games. #myturnforameaninglessstat— Greg Baum (@GregBaum) November 13, 2014
And while I was having my afternoon nap @ImRo45 breaks a world record with 264! Wow!— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) November 13, 2014
How did I miss that inns from Rohit!! What a comeback #ridic— Isa Guha (@isaguha) November 13, 2014
Who will be the first to 300 in an ODI? Well played #RohitSharma— Trent Woodhill (@TrentWoodhill) November 13, 2014
ODI double ton is the new four-minute-a-mile...four in the last four years. Unbelievable hitting by Rohit today... #IndvSL— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 13, 2014
@ImRo45 well played King!!! Superb effort :)— Robin John Peterson (@robbie13flair) November 13, 2014
In last 11 days we've had a new fastest test 50, an equalling of the quickest test 100 & now the highest ODI score pic.twitter.com/Om0B76twtp— BBC TMS (@bbctms) November 13, 2014
Rohit's efforts left Sri Lanka chasing a whopping 405 to win. Perhaps they would need to break it down into smaller targets?
First target for SL 265....then 405 @bcci— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) November 13, 2014