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IND vs SL 2017, 2nd ODI: MoM Rohit Sharma reveals his favourite double-hundred

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The Man-of-the-Match at Mohali was not decided at the post-match presentation, but it was certain when Rohit Sharma started the carnage against the helpless Sri Lankans. The ‘Hitman’ as we know him, gave us a perfect example of his exceptional quality as a batsman as he registered a surreal third double ton of his career. Sharma’s 208-run knock of 151 balls rightly fetched him the Man of the Match award.

Rohit Sharma celebrating 208*

Rohit Sharma smashed a colossal 12 maximums and 13 boundaries in the process which saw India put up a gigantic total of 392 runs on the board. Though Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer played their part with 68 and 88 respectively, Sharma stole the show by far.

Also read: (Ind v SL 2017, 2nd ODI, Match Report: Rohit Sharma’s Double Helps India Level the Series)

Rohit Sharma led by example at Mohali and with some help from his bowling department India secured a mammoth 141 run victory to level up the series at one each.

On today’s innings, he said:

“If I am not wrong, in the first two 200s as well I got the century in the 38th over and I kept telling myself to hold my shape and hit through the line. I did pretty similar things in the earlier ones too – getting 50 off 70 balls. This wicket was superb to start off, the longer I stayed the easier it became to bat on. In the end, getting to 392 was important. I think that 264 is very close to me. People keep asking me to pick my favourite double-century but I really cannot pick one.” said Rohit.

Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer

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Rohit Sharma revealed his favourite double-hundred:

“That one against Australia was the series decider, the one against Sri Lanka earlier was one where I was coming back from an injury and this one was necessary to keep the series alive.”

Rohit’s blistering form will be a huge threat for the Lions in the decider. With the captain in form, the Indians will go all guns firing to seal the series in the next and last encounter.

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