Buzz on Internet: 'Rohit just got friend requests from Tendulkar, Sehwag'
Sport stars, fans react to Rohit Sharma's mammoth 209 off 158. Sharma became only the third batsman in ODI history to smash a double ton after Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.
International Cricket Council was quick to point out the record that Rohit Sharma broke.
The ICC tweeted, “@ImRo45 becomes only the 3rd player to score a double-century in ODIs. He also breaks the record for the most sixes in an innings.”
Team-mate Ravindra Jadeja went on a tweeting rampage. Twitter was his pitch as Rohit Sharma took over the cricket field on Saturday with a storm!
Jadeja tweeted, “One does not simply score Double Century in ODI, unless they're Indians.”
His next came as a tongue in cheek. “Rohit Sharma just got friend requests from Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.”
Image: Rohit Sharma celebrates
'Who wants to be a bowler?'
Not too far away, West Indies captain Darren Sammy was glued to the television set.
He is dreading Rohit Sharma during the upcoming tour against India as he tweeted, “Oh my #carnage India vs Australia...who wants to be a bowler?”
Far away in New Zealand, Ross Taylor has been watched Sharma's knock and looked inspired as he tweeted, “Amazing batting by @ImRo45 awesome to watch. 209.”
Image: Rohit Sharma celebrates his double ton
'Youthful, powerful, innovative and fearless'
The co-owner of Rajasthan Royals, Raj Kundra was supportive of the youth brigade in the Indian dressing room. “What a class act by Rohit Sharma! This is the future of team India. The youth is showing its true worth! Rohit, Virat, Dhawan and more!”
Former England captain Michael Vaughan heaped lavish praises on Sharma, “This is India's best batting line up I have seen In ODI cricket... Youthful, powerful, innovative and fearless…”
Image: Rohit Sharma
'People aren't bursting crackers for Diwali any more'
Fans were completely awestruck by Rohit Sharma's fireworks. “People aren't bursting crackers for Diwali any more,” tweeted Röhith Nair.
The Rohit Sharma Fan Club tweeted, “Rohit is just properly showing how to celebrate pollution-free Diwali. Keep going @ImRo45, 1000 runs for the calendar year 2013 completed.”
Indian entrepreneur Kiran Mazumdar Shaw tweeted, “Following this game from New York. What a good score n a great innings from Rohit Sharma.”
The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, gave a political twist saying, “Rohit Sharma is playing well. Is now eligible to Support/Criticize Narendra Modi?”
Image: Rohit Sharma