Indian Cricketer Rohit Sharma has been named as the best ODI batting performance in 2014 by ESPNcricinfo for his record breaking 264 against Sri Lanka. Rohit Sharma had bagged the same prize for his first double ton in 2013. The Espncricinfo awards also honored Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) and Mitchell Johnson (Australia) for their stand out bowling efforts. New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum’s 302 against India was adjudged the best batting performance.
The winners were selected by a jury comprising legendary cricketers such as Rahul Dravid, Ian Chappell, Michael Bevan, Daryll Cullinan, Mark Nicholas, Graeme Smith, Ricky Ponting..etc.
Knowledge is Wealth
- Rohit Sharma is the first batsman to score two double centuries in ODI series.
- Rohit’s 264 runs against Sri Lanka is the highest individual score in ODIs.
- Sachin Tendulkar was the First batsman to score a double century in ODIs.
- Sachin, Sehwag and Rohit are the only players who have scored double century in ODIs.