Rohit Sharma slammed his 3rd ODI double hundred    IANS
Rohit Sharma slammed his 3rd ODI double hundred IANS

Sourav Ganguly has had tormented Sri Lanka enough. Remember, Taunton 1999? Ganguly’s 183 was the then the highest score by an Indian in ODIs. Rohit Sharma wears the crown now. The 264 leads the batting charts and Sri Lanka were the victims.

Sri Lanka were at the receiving end of Rohit’s wrath on Wednesday, as he marched to his second ODI double-hundred, his third overall, against the same side. You ought to feel sorry for victims of brutal assault. Ganguly felt the same, and at the same time lavished praise on the stand-in Indian captain.

I feel sorry for the Sri Lankans. Earlier it was (Virender) Sehwag, (Sachin) Tendulkar and now it s (Virat) Kohli and Rohit Sharma, PTI quoted Ganguly. It was a remarkable innings. He took just 36 balls to convert his century into a double. I was watching the Sri Lankan bowlers and I said Jesus! He just kept sweeping them into the stands. Three double hundreds in one-day cricket, he added.

“Expect Rohit to play the same way”

Rohit averages over 56 as an opener in the 2010s. Rohit is arguably the best ODI opener in this decade. Ganguly feels batting has changed a lot in limited-overs since the boom of the T20 format.

(Trivia: Rohit was the first Indian to score a century in T20s)

Rohit Sharma helps Sri Lankan fan during trouble
Rohit Sharma helps Sri Lankan fan during trouble

Time has changed with T20 format. He is a serious player. His one-day record this year is probably the best in the world along side David Warner and Virat Kohli. I expect him to play the same way, Ganguly said.