Last Update on: December 18th, 2019 at 09:58 pm
Yet again the vice-captain of the Indian team Rohit Sharma stood tall for the team when it mattered the most. The flamboyant batsman smashed a brilliant century in Visakhapatnam to make things fall in place for the Virat Kohli-led side. His stunning 159-run knock helped India to post a massive tally on the board in a must-win game.
After failing to deliver in Chennai, Rohit Sharma walked into the middle in Visakhapatnam with a lot of intent in his batting. The flamboyant striker of the ball smashed West Indies bowlers to all corners of the park to keep run-rate intact alongside KL Rahul, who also scored a century for the team.
During his brilliant knock, Rohit Sharma achieved quite a few records to his name. He became the leading run-scorer in ODI cricket this year and surpassed 11,000 runs in List A cricket. Besides that, he outsmarted the score of Virat Kohli to register the highest individual score in a single knock of this year for India.
KL Rahul is going in confidence – Rohit Sharma
Speaking of the knock, Rohit Sharma stated that he is pretty happy to deliver the goods when it mattered the most for the team. He also showered words of praise on KL Rahul, who is growing in confidence. Further, Rohit Sharma highlighted the importance of continuing in the middle after scoring a century for the team.
”It was a much-needed victory for us. We wanted to get our act together. We had a very very crucial partnership. KL batted brilliantly and allowed me to take my time. KL is such a talent when you watch it from the opposite end. He is growing in confidence. New partner and you saw the running between wasn’t up to the mark,” Rohit Sharma said in the post-match presentation.
”But we will get better. We can take a lot of confidence from how we built that partnership. I have said it many times, once you get past your 100, you should bat as long as possible. As long as a set batter is out, you can get how much you want. I have played 200 plus ODIs, it is my responsibility to get as many runs as I can for the team,” he added.
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All in all, it was a stunning knock from Rohit Sharma in Visakhapatnam. After registering his maiden century in Test cricket as an opener against South Africa, he signed off well with a blistering 159 in the last ODI of the season at this venue.