West Indies dashing opening batsman Chris Gayle recently posted a picture on his official Instagram indicating that he wants the Indian batsman Rohit Sharma to score a triple century in Tests.
Gayle posted a picture with Rohit Sharma and Virender Sehwag. Needless to say, the picture was an overdose of runs.
All the three batsmen in the photo have scored double centuries in ODI’s. Both Gayle and Sehwag have triple centuries under their belt in Tests, while the so called ‘HITMAN’ Rohit Sharma is yet to achieve this feat.
Along with the picture, the Jamaican added the caption, “The double century club in ODI. @rohitsharma45 just need a triple in test and it would be the Triple Century Club . Great to be among the legend Virender Sehwag. #Champions.”
While Sehwag scored his triple centuries against Pakistan-309 at Multan and South Africa- 319 at Chennai, Gayle scored it against South Africa-317 at Antigua and Sri Lanka-333 at Galle.
Sehwag broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the highest individual score in ODI’s, when he hit 219 against West Indies in 2011. Rohit Sharma has 2 ODI double centuries – 209 against Australia in 2013 and 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014. Chris Gayle smacked his only double century against Zimbabwe in ICC ODI World Cup held last year.
Rohit Sharma would definitely want to join this elite club and the words from Chris Gayle would come true if that happens. It would then indeed be a triple century club.