Port Elizabeth: India opener Rohit Sharma revealed the rationale for his fairly 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, mentioned two batsmen earlier than him was run out so the the strain had mounted on him to ship and he simply needed to give attention to learn how to carry the identical momentum until the top.
”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 mentioned in the course of the post-match press convention on Tuesday.
India clinched their maiden ODI collection win on South African soil, taking an unbeatable Four-1 lead after outclassing the hosts by 73 runs.
Rohit led the vacationers, placing 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 turned 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 collection of poor performances, the Mumbai batsman mentioned: “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 mentioned.
“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