Rohit Sharma gets ESPNcricInfo Award for best ODI knock

Published on March 18, 2015 17:08:08 PM
New Delhi: India batsman Rohit Sharma’s record breaking 264 against Sri Lanka has been named as the best ODI batting performance in 2014 by ESPNcricinfo awards that also honoured the likes of Lasith Malinga and Mitchell Johnson for their stand out bowling efforts. This is Rohit’s second award in the same category after the top-order batsman bagged the same prize for his first double ton in 2013.
The talented batsman achieved the feat at Eden Gardens to become the first cricketer to register two double hundreds in ODIs. He is also the third Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag to notch up a double ton. Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga’s 5-56 against Pakistan in the final of the Asia Cup in February last year has been named as the best ODI bowling performance.

In the Test match category, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson’s 7-68 against South Africa in the Centurion game won him the prize for best bowling effort. New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum’s 302 against India was adjudged the best batting performance.