Which batsman plays the biggest innings in ODI cricket? If this question is asked by anyone, he will hardly take time to name ‘Hitman’. It is also right that in the name of a cricketer who has recorded not only two or three double centuries in ODI cricket, then that batsman will be called the master of big innings.
But if you say that Rohit is not only good at playing big innings but also the goodness of Indian batting, what would you say? Let’s look at these records before saying anything, then you will decide for yourself.
Sachin-Virat along with Rohit in first 7 batsmen
If we talk about the top batsmen of the world, who have a record of scoring 150+ in ODIs at least 4 times, then Rohit Sharma’s name comes top in this list. Rohit has scored 8 times in his career so far with 3 double centuries. Apart from Rohit, the list includes the names of 6 batsmen, including the names of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.
In this list, after Rohit, the name comes from David Warner of Australia, who has scored 150+ 6 times. After Warner, the name of Sachin Tendulkar and Chris Gayle of West Indies are among those who score 5 times. Among those who scored 150+ runs in ODI cricket 4 times are Hashim Amla of South Africa, Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka and Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli.
Gambhir, Ganguly and Viru had 2 innings
There is no Indian batsman among the 7 batsmen who have played 150+ runs in ODI at least 3 times. But 13 cricketers who have done this feat 2 times include former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly and both cricketers of the explosive opening pair of Hindustan i.e. Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir.
Australia has only so many batsmen in its list
According to this, 6 cricketers from India are among the 27 batsmen who have played 150 or more innings of 2 or more times in world cricket. Talking about other teams, only Australia is close to India. Also 6 batsmen from Australia have got their names written on 2 or more such innings.