A double century in T20s or a triple century in ODIs sound quite implausible but the way modern-cricket is being played, not many would bet against it. The game is pretty much tilted in batsmen’s side nowadays and it would not be surprising at all if a batsman finally goes on to make a triple century in ODIs and double century in the 20-over format.
Not very long ago, a double century by a batsman in the ODI seemed implausible too before Sachin Tendulkar scored one in 2010. Since then, the likes of Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, Martin Guptill and Fakhar Zaman have scored double centuries in the 50-over format.
ODI triple century or T20I double century:
India opener Rohit Sharma, on Sunday, conducted a question-answer session on Instagram where one of the users asked him to pick one between an ODI triple ton and a T20I double ton. A number of cricketers, past and present, have recently said that Rohit Sharma is the one man who can achieve these records.
The right-handed batsman holds the record for highest score in ODIs when he blasted a stunning 264 against Sri Lanka. He is also the only batsman in the world to score four centuries in the shortest format of the game. Coming to his answer, Rohit Sharma said that he would like to have both, writing:
“Wouldn’t it be nice to have both?”
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma will be desperate to get back on the cricket field. The star batsman has not played a competitive game since the T2oI series in New Zealand. He missed the ODI and Test series because of an injury before the pandemic halted action all around.