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Rohit Sharma Picks Australia Legend When Asked Which Bowler From the Past He Wants to Face

Rohit Sharma Picks Australia Legend When Asked Which Bowler From the Past He Wants to Face

India batsman Rohit Sharma on Sunday said that he would like to face Glenn McGrath if provided with an opportunity to play against a bowler from the past.

India batsman Rohit Sharma on Sunday said that he would like to face Glenn McGrath if provided with an opportunity to play against a bowler from the past.

The right-handed batsman picked the Australian when a fan asked him to pick one bowler from the past whom Rohit would like to face.

In a video message on Twitter, Rohit answered: "I would like to face Glenn McGrath."

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Rohit also revealed during the Q & A that his most special moment with Dhoni was his first ODI double century. Rohit scored the first of his three ODI double tons on November 2, 2013 in Bengaluru against Australia.

"Best moment with MS (Dhoni) was my first double hundred, he was batting with me and we had a long partnership," he said.

Opening the batting, Rohit almost played through the innings and hit 12 fours and an incredible 16 sixes in his epic knock. He shared 112-run opening stand with Shikhar Dhawan and then a 72-run stand for the third wicket with Suresh Raina.

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However, it was his 167-run stand with Dhoni in which Rohit truly flattened the Australian bowlers. He smashed 114 runs in that partnership off just 59 balls. Dhoni himself smashed 62 off 38 balls.

That was only the third instance of a player scoring a double hundred in men's ODIs, the previous two being scored by Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.

Just over a year later, Rohit smashed 264 against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens to become the only batsman to have two double hundreds in ODIs. He then did one better and scored a third double hundred with an unbeaten 208 against Sri Lanka in 2017 in Mohali.