Rohit Sharma: Most Memorable ODI knocks

Rohit Sharma is a huge asset for the Indian cricket team, for his ability to provide the team with some quickfire runs at the top. He is a dependable and strong character, and the team can always expect to bank on him. 

His innings’ have always left a powerful memory on his fans. Along with Indian captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma has been the mainstay of the Indian batting line-up.

The batsman has always been a treat to watch and his ascension to being an opener has always been the greatest decision of his cricketing career. His batting completely transformed, and he became indispensable, mesmerizing fans continuously. Here are a few of his most memorable knocks.

264 (173) vs Sri Lanka

Rohit Sharma: Most Memorable ODI knocks
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Rohit Sharma had the Sri Lankan fielders transfixed in their place as if they were statues during this innings. Hitting runs like they were a walk in the park, Sharma smashed everything that came his way as he scripted the highest ODI total at his favorite hunting ground, Eden Gardens. This was a match that is still engraved in the mind of every cricket lover, and till date, his amazing record has been unbroken.

209 (158) vs Australia

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This was Sharma’s first double hundred, and that too against a formidable opponent like Australia. Smashing 12 fours and 16 sixes, the batsman left the Chinnaswamy stadium spellbound, whether it be the spectators, the umpires, or the players themselves. He also secured the record of hitting the most number of sixes in an innings. Due to him, India achieved 383 runs, and consequently, went on to win the match.

171 (163) vs Australia

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Beating the Australians on their own turf is next to impossible. However, Rohit Sharma has never paid any heed to the regulations of the game. Smashing the Australians in style, he scored an unbeaten 171 off 163 balls, with 13 fours and 7 sixes. He ended on an unbeaten 171*, beating the score of the legendary Viv Richards of 153* in 1979. Unfortunately, his efforts could not help India achieve victory in the match.

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137 (114) vs England

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As with Australia, England too are considered tough to beat at their own grounds. However, Sharma scored 137* off 114 balls with ease, helping India achieve the target of 269 runs with 59 balls to spare. He scored 15 fours and 4 sixes, playing with elegance and sophistication. His innings helped India achieve an easy victory as he once again showed his importance in the Indian line-up.

137 (126) vs Bangladesh

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This innings of Rohit Sharma is especially memorable, as it came during the quarterfinals of the World Cup of 2015, held in Australia and New Zealand. The batsman scored 137 runs off 126 balls, in a wonderful inning studded with 14 fours and 3 sixes. This knock also helped India beat Bangladesh in the quarterfinals, helping them step into the semi-finals with ease. Sharma’s innings was instrumental in helping India achieve a huge total of 309 runs, which Bangladesh could not overcome by a long haul, as they were bundled out for a paltry 194 runs by the equally amazing bowlers of the Indian cricket team.

Sarah Waris
Sarah Waris
This postgraduate in English Literature has taken on the tough task of limiting the mystic world of cricket to a few hundred words. She spends her hours gorging on food and blabbering nineteen to the dozen while awaiting the next sporting triumph.