India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI at Mohali, Highlights: Rohit Steals the Show

There is no spectacle quite like a free-flowing Rohit Sharma once he decides to modify in the beast mode. In Mohali, it took simply thirty six-balls for the Indian captain to convert a standard hundred into an unprecedented third individual double century in ODI history. during a matter of thirty-six balls, even Sri Lanka knew the fate of the sport had been sealed by one man alone. Let that sink in.

It took simply 36 balls for Rohit Sharma to convert a standard hundred into an unprecedented third individual double century.

A century isn’t only enough to satiate Rohit’s hunger – he needs to convert them into daddy hundreds, doubles even. 9 of his now 16-century knocks are contributions of over 135. “Once you’ve got a one hundred, why not get another,” he says nonchalantly. Rohit has 3 of the – 2 quite each different man who’s ever scaled that peak – and every following a similar templet with ‘no secret formula’.

In an era wherever the openers are expected to go cracked from the beginning, Rohit follows the standard path of taking his own time to get his eye in before pacing his innings and, eventually, swiftly switch to the fifth gear oh-so-effortlessly. every of his 3 masterpieces – the first-ever against Australia during a tense series-decider; the world record 264 at Eden Gardens against Sri Lanka when having spent months on the sidelines, or this latest when the batting was under attack – are special in it’s own right but not too apart in terms of however he went about constructing them.

Back in 2013 in Bangalore, Rohit had consumed 71 deliveries on his way to the fifty, and forty-three a lot of to achieve the triple figure within the 38th over of India’s innings. but it wasn’t till the 46th, off Clint McKay, that he upped the ante. From 142 at the beginning of the over, Rohit beat 67 runs within the next twenty deliveries he faced, as well as seven sixes and five boundaries. A year later in Kolkata, on his way to the all-time highest individual effort, Rohit usually stepped on to the accelerator only when reaching his fifty off 72 balls. the discharge points within the 30th over, off Nuwan Kulasekara, and his graph started to climb quickly. The century came at a strike rate of exactly 100; 150off 125 deliveries, two hundred in 151 and 250 off simply 166.

 Likewise, on a dark Wednesday morning, whereas Rohit was making ready himself for the long-term in Mohali – holding up one finish and enjoying anchor to a lot of fluent Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer – Sri Lanka had no plan about the storm that was brewing. His contribution to the 115-run stand with long-term gap partner was simply forty-six off sixty. It looked a labored hundred from an underfire captain that took nearly forty overs within creating. but together with his confidence restored, Rohit had about 10 a lot of overs at his disposal and simply the right platform to capitalize on. And capitalize he did, in his typical style.

Sri Lanka had worked out a perfect death-overs sequence for India – to send down wide yorkers and curb the free flow of runs; all for it to travel haywire at the time of execution. what is worse, Rohit was currently in his part and will see throughout the ploy. along with his swift footwork and a rich repertoire of shots, the Indian captain sent balls soaring over the ropes for fun. Shuffling across helped him open up a lot of avenues and a hapless Sri Lanka grew increasingly helpless. It helped his case that there have been generous helpings of full tosses, but at his innovative best, Rohit even lap swept Nuwan Pradeep into the stands while not breaking a sweat. Yes, a pacer.

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI at Mohali, Highlights: Rohit Steals the Show

Sri Lanka’s execution had gone awry, and also the attack too predictable, and Rohit celebrated by put on a six-hitting show in a manner solely he will. At 277 for one after the 43rd over, India looked set for a daunting total within the vicinity of 330. Eventually, although they collected a huge 115 a lot of runs within the final seven overs, 92 of that came off Rohit’s willow and batted the tourists out of the competition.

The switch happened within the 44th over when Suranga Lakmal concaves out 3 full-tosses within the row and also the Indian captain punctually deposited every one of them within the arc between long-on and deep sq. leg. Lakmal came back with a short ball just for it to be force neatly over the deep midwicket ropes. The fifth one – another inviting full toss – did not connect, going Rohit frustrated with himself, and Sri Lanka trying to find an idea B. within the absence of that, Pradeep and Thisara Perera took turns to bear the rest of the force – seven a lot of sixes and 3boundaries – because the 100 become a 150 and so 200 in the blink of an eye fixed.

“That is a style of my play,” Rohit said after his Man of the Match performance in the series leveler. “[Once] you’ve not understood what the bowlers are {trying|try|are attempting} to try and do it is all regarding trying to play with the field… regarding you not creating any mistake and getting out. I’m not saying it’s not possible or tough but it is very unlikely the bowlers are getting to get you out once you’ve got scored a hundred.”

It is the power to pace his innings well that provides Rohit the license to throw his bat at something and everything once set. but that is also not while not a sense of direction, he insists. “After 100, batting only gets easier. you’ve not been there, took out the toughest a part of the sport which is that the initial part with the two new balls. you have got batted that, your team is in an exceedingly sensible position and you furthermore might have wickets in hand, thus all those places along provide you the freedom to play those shots. I precisely did that,” he added, elaborating on his approach.

Having created six-hitting look like a child’s play, Rohit believes his strength lies in his impeccable timing of the ball and also the ability to suppose on his feet instead of looking forward to the brute force like a number of his peers. “I am not somebody like AB DE Villiers, or Chris Gayle or MS Dhoni obviously, I do not have that a lot of power. I even have to use my brain to control the field and that I have to stick to my strength which is to hit the line and playing with the field,” he said.

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI at Mohali

“Nothing is easy in cricket. Trust me, once you are out in the middle, you have to use your brain and you have to time the ball. Otherwise, it’s not easy. I was attempting to play with the field, playing a scoop shot, attempting to hit over point. Those are my strengths. it’s not always that you simply will clear the rope simply. So, that’s the advantage of getting 5 fielders inside. you’ll play with the field and shot selection becomes important,” he noted.

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