The Twitterati went ballistic as Rohit Sharma became only the third batsman in ODI history to smash a double ton after Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.
His knock included sixteen towering sixes, a new ODI record, overtaking the 15 sixes that Shane Watson hit against Bangladesh in 2011.
The Mumbaikar more than made up for his role in running out Virat Kohli for a duck.
Rohit made Moises Henriques pay heavily for dropping him on 120, blasting another 89 off just 32 balls after surviving that chance.
Here are some reactions on Twitter:
"@iKhuzaima: Pakistan made 209 last night. Rohit Sharma makes 209 today. Sharma is selfish and Pakistan believe in Team Work :D"hahaha
Sir Ravindra Jadeja @SirJadeja
Rohit Sharma just got friend requests from Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. #IndvsAus #cricket
Rohit, Sehwag, Sachin - The RSS of Cricket. Mr. Digvijay are you listening ??
Anurag Mallick @anuragamuffin
So Rohit Sharma scored a double hundred. One for himself and the other for Virat Kohli, whom he ran out! #cricket #IndvsAus
Lousy batting by Rohit Sharma, does not have big match temperament. Cannot break a world record after being so close to it.
Rohit Sharma FanClub @ImRo45_FC
Rohit is just properly showing how to celebrate pollution-free Diwali. Keep going @ImRo45, 1000 runs for the calendar year 2013 completed
Gappistan Radio @GappistanRadio
Dhoni came with a message for Rohit - Virat abhi bhi gussa hai, yahin ruka reh..
Darren Sammy @darrensammy88
Oh my #carnage India vs Australia...who wants to be a bowler?