Port Elizabeth: India opener Rohit Sharma revealed the explanation for his quiet celebration regardless of having slammed a century within the fifth One Day International match in opposition to South Africa right here.Rohit, who was concerned in two run outs, that of skipper Virat Kohli and middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane, stated two batsmen earlier than him was run out so the the strain had mounted on him to ship and he simply wished to concentrate on carry the identical momentum until the tip.
”Two guys got run out before me so there was nothing to celebrate about. It depends on what kind of mood you are in. Two of our batsmen got run out, so I wanted to carry on and the celebration was not in my mind at all,” Rohit stated in the course of the post-match press convention on Tuesday.
India clinched their maiden ODI sequence win on South African soil, taking an unbeatable Four-1 lead after outclassing the hosts by 73 runs.
Rohit led the vacationers, putting his 17th ODI century earlier than chinaman Kuldeep Yadav returned figures of Four/51 to bowl the Proteas out for 201, of their chase of 274.
Rohit additionally grew to become the fourth highest century scorer in ODIs for India, after Sachin Tendulkar (49), Virat Kohli (34) and Sourav Ganguly (22).
Commenting on his return to kind after sequence of poor performances, the Mumbai batsman stated: “I got out in three matches only, how can you say form is bad after three matches? You guys put people in good form after one match, and if somebody doesn’t have three good matches, you say he is in bad form,” Rohit stated.
“In 2013 it was different. I had just turned into an opener from a middle-order batsman. The way I am batting now, it has evolved a lot,” he added.
First Published: February 14, 2018, 6:05 PM IST