It was once again the Ro-hitman Sharma show at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore in the 2nd T20 match between the men in blue and the Lankan’s where the Hitman smashed 118 runs in just 43 balls. He was absolutely destructive with his strike rate of 274.42 with those massive sixes coming from his bat. Scoring this century Rohit Sharma equals the record of the fastest Twenty20 International century, set by South African batsman David Miller.
Just a few days back Rohit created history with the only player in world cricket to score the double-century more than two occasions and Rohit once again repeated the show in the 2nd T20 game. It looks like there is nothing stopping this Indian opener as he makes batting look so easy. It was raining just fours and sixes from the Hitman storming the Lankan bowling attack. It has not been a good series so far for the Lankans as the Indian batsmen like Rohit are in such a great form.
But it does not stop over here for Rohit, while he equaled South African’s record, he went past another. Rohit overtook the record AB de Villers of most sixes in a calendar year. Rohit smashed 118 runs off 43 balls which included 12 fours and 10 sixes. This takes Rohit’s tally of sixes to 64 which is one more than the South African’s record of 63 in the year 2015. There is still more Hitman also now holds the record of most sixes in an innings by an Indian that is 10.
To this wonderful inning by Rohit the former Indian opener Virender Sehwag twitted “RoHit Sharma! Mazaak bana rakha hai yaar. It ain’t this easy yaar” followed by VVS Laxman’s tweet What a stunning century it was from Rohit Sharma. 35 ball 100. May this purple patch continue.
Here are few more twitter reactions by the Hitman fans for his remarkable performance:
Rohit Sharma has to do a lot more to be considered an ODI great !!
— Yash Goenka (@yashgoenkacric) December 23, 2017
Congratulations Men in Blue for clinching the T20 series against SL👏👏…especially #rohitsharma for outstanding 100 in 35 balls…
— Shradha H (@HShradha) December 23, 2017
Rohit Sharma's innings yesterday !!
0 0 4 0 4 0 1 1 6 0 1 4 0 4 6 1 1 4 1 4 4 1 6 6 4 4 1 1 4 0 6 6 6 6 4 0 0 0… https://t.co/8ivQj7KGrn
— Aniel Srivastav (@anielsrivastav) December 23, 2017
Rohit Sharma compared to a Rolls Royce by Ramiz Raja https://t.co/fCKSiFbb5W
— Future Of India (@2050_India) December 23, 2017
Most sixes in a calendar year in International cricket:
64* – ROHIT SHARMA, 2017
63 – AB de Villiers, 2015
59 – Chris Gayle, 2012
57 – Shane Watson, 2011#INDvSL
— Aayush Tripathi (@imAayush1802) December 23, 2017
Let's make every match day Ritika's birthday or Rohika's wedding anniversary and you'll get to see more milestones from Rohit Sharma! 😛 What a man! 😍 Take a bow! 🙏 #RohitSharma #Rohika #RitikaSajdeh #Rohitians #IndvSL
— Pragya Sharma 🇮🇳 (@ps_peepspays) December 23, 2017
— Arvind Singh Balawat (@balawat_arvind) December 23, 2017
@RaviShastriOfc after bhagvan RAM srilanka was captured for the second time by his devotee Rohit sharma
— shashi kant (@ShashiK01372822) December 23, 2017
The hosts would look for a whitewash on Sunday and embark on their tour of South Africa with full confidence. We also hope that Rohit Sharma continues his form and break some more records in future matches.