When it comes to opening in past 7-8 years, Rohit Sharma has emerged out as a beast in limited overs cricket. Rohit, a middle order batsman for his initial 6 years in international cricket, was given a chance to open in 2013 Champions Trophy and that proved to be a historic move as for the first time, the world witnessed real Rohit Sharma.
Rohit Sharma has been one of the most consistent limited overs players over the last 7-8 years. The dashing batsman from Mumbai stands shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Virat Kohli in limited overs cricket.
Everyone is well known of Rohit Sharma’s penchant for playing big innings in limited-overs cricket and there is no denying on his day he can crash any record with his hitting prowess.
Recently, former India batsman Mohammad Kaif named Rohit Sharma to be the man who can hit double century in T20 cricket.
“Rohit Sharma has the ability to do it because his strike-rate keeps on increasing during his knock. He takes time at the start, but once he crosses 100, he will bat at 250-300 strike-rate. He can do it, but it’s a very tough task. During our days, it was tough for a team to score 200-250 in 50 overs, but now many are talking about 400-500 scores,” Mohammad Kaif said.
Sometime back a double century in ODIs also seemed impossible. But the last decade saw as many as 8 double centuries being scored in ODIs with Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar setting the trend and his successors Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma taking it to unimaginable heights.
Though a T20 double century has kept eluding everyone till now. At present, the Universe Boss Chris Gayle holds the record for the highest score in a T20. The West Indian scored a blistering 175 not out against the now-defunct Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League. On the other hand, in Internationals, Australia captain Aaron Finch scored a record 172-run against Zimbabwe.