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IN PIX: Rohit Sharma celebrates record 264 with cricketers, Bollywood stars

By Rediff Sports Desk
Last updated on: November 21, 2014 17:23 IST
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Rohit Sharma

The host, Rohit Sharma. Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Rohit Sharma etched his name in the annals of cricket history after becoming the first batsman to score two double-hundreds in One-day Internationals and a record 264 runs off 173 balls, smashing 33 fours and nine sixes, in the fourth match of the just-concluded series against Sri Lanka, at the Eden Gardens, in Kolkata, earlier this month.

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Obviously, there was reason to celebrate. And he did after returning to Mumbai by throwing a party for his India teammates teammates, the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team and a few Bollywood celebrities.

Sachin and Anjali Tendulkar

Sachin and Anjali Tendulkar at the party. Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Sachin Tendulkar, the first cricketer to get a double hundred in ODIs, congratulated Sharma on becoming the first to achieve the feat twice. In doing so, Rohit surpassed Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, who both scored a double ton each.

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'I didn't get to see his innings, but getting another double ton is special and I feel very happy for Rohit. A perfect form of match practice and preparation before the Australian tour,' said Tendulkar, who attended the party with his wife, Anjali.

Ishant Sharma

India pacer Ishant Sharma. Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

India’s leading wicket taker, the lanky Ishant Sharma, was also present to congratulate his teammate.

Nita Ambani

Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani with her son. Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani attended the celebration with her son, Akash.

Ajit Agarkar, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra

From left, Ajit Agarkar, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra. Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Former India medium pacer Ajit Agarkar, Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra were there.

Preeti Jhangiani , Parvin Dabas

Preeti Jhangiani with Parvin Dabas. Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Actress Preeti Jhangiani joined the party with her actor husband Parvin Dabas.

Sunil Shetty with his wife

Sunil Shetty with his wife. Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Sports enthusiast and actor Suniel Shetty came with his wife, Mana.

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan. Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Stylish opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan walked in solo.

Sohail Khan with wife

Sohail Khan with wife. Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

The Khans of Bollywood were represented by director-actor Sohail Khan and his wife, Seema.

Dhawal Kulkarni

Dhawal Kulkarni. Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Dhawal Kulkarni, Rohit’s Mumbai teammate, was also present.

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