India vs Sri Lanka: Unstoppable Rohit Sharma has finally caught up with Virat Kohli in 2017
Virat Kohli is the regular captain of the Indian cricket team, while Rohit Sharma is a captain of the limited overs series with Sri Lanka. Rohit Sharma, who took charge from Virat Kohli for the first time, scored double-century in the second ODI against Sri Lanka. And Now he is the only player to score three double centuries in one-day International cricket history. On the other hand, he was the second player to score a double century as captain for India. Earlier, Virender Sehwag scored a double century as captain. Next to Virendra Sehwag, Rohit Sharma is the only Indian to score a double century in the ODI. With this Rohith Sharma achieved another record that highest ODI century for the calender year 2017.
Now there is healthy fight between Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma. With Rohit Sharma double century in second ODI against Sri Lanka, he equaled the record of centuries scored this year along with Virat Kohli. This year Virat Kohli scored six one-day centuries in his account, now Rohit, with this double century level the record. In the context he had a chance to cross Kohli’s record. Now at present Rohit is the most successful Indian player and he had golden to chance to score another century in the next match against Sri Lanka in Vishakapatnam with this he can cross Kohli. Along with this Kohli is not in the series and Rohit Sharma is head of series to achieve the record.
Rohit Sharma’s if he scores century in the next ODI he will beat former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly and Australia’s iconic player David Warner’s record. Ganguly achieved seven centuries record in a calendar year in 2000, David Warner recorded seven one-day hundreds in 2016. Sachin Tendulkar is the record holder for the highest number of centuries in a calendar year. In 1998, Sachin Tendulkar topped the list with nine ODI centuries. David Warner and Ganguly are in the second place.