Rohit Sharma dedicates this world record special double ton to this special person

Rohit Sharma blasted a world record third double century in ODIs during the Mohali game against Sri Lanka and it came on a day where he celebrated his second wedding anniversary with wife Ritika Sajdeh

india vs sri lanka 2017 Updated: Dec 14, 2017 08:47 IST
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Rohit Sharma, Indian cricket team captain, with wife Ritika Sajdeh after winning the second ODI against Sri Lanka in Mohali on Wednesday.(PTI)

India stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma dedicated his third double century to his wife Ritika Sajdeh on the occasion of their second marriage anniversary on Wednesday. (INDIA vs SRI LANKA 2nd ODI HIGHLIGHTS)

“I’m happy my wife is here with me on this special day. I know she would have liked this gift from me. She has been my strength. She has always been there for me. You go through so much stress in this sport, and having them around is always special,” Rohit said at the post-match press conference. (INDIA vs SRI LANKA 2nd ODI SCORECARD)

“This is our second anniversary, but more than that, we won the game. We were determined to do the right things in the middle, and right till the end we did that. As a group, we are looking forward to Vizag,” he said.

Skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday became the first batsman to hit three double centuries in one-day internationals as he powered India to a 141-run win over Sri Lanka in the second match on Wednesday.

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Sharma’s unbeaten 208 steered the hosts to an imposing 392-4 and then restricted Sri Lanka to 251-8 to level the three-match series at 1-1 in Mohali.

His epic knock, laced with 12 sixes and 13 fours in 153-ball stay, led the Indian charge after they were invited to bat first in overcast conditions.

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Sharma reached 200 in the 50th over, bowled by opposition skipper Thisara Perera. His first hundred came off 115 balls, and his second off just 38 balls.

First Published: Dec 13, 2017 22:35 IST