Double ton against Sri Lanka in 2014 very close to me: Rohit Sharma
Mohali : India skipper Rohit Sharma (208 not out), who slammed his third double ton to pilot India to a mammoth 392 against Sri Lanka on Wednesday, said the innings which he played against Sri Lanka in 2014 was very close to him.
Rohit played a brilliant knock of 264 in 173 balls in the fourth One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Kolkata, making him the highest individual ODI scorer.
His first double tom came against Australia in 2013.
"I think that 264 is very close to me. People keep asking me to pick one but I really cannot pick one. That one against Australia was the series decider, the one against Sri Lanka earlier was one where I was coming back from a three-month long injury and this one was necessary to keep the series alive after a humiliating loss," Rohit said after the match.
Commenting on the match, Rohit said: "It was a great day. Winning the game was important for me and for the team. After the loss at Dharamsala it was necessary to come back, and what a comeback it was,"
The Mumbai batsman also praised Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer along with debutant Washington Sundar.
"Shikhar gave us a perfect start and Shreyas Iyer, playing his second match, just didn't look like he was playing only his second match. It was great to get the total we got because there was a bit of dew in the end," Rohit said.
"Not the ideal conditions for him (Sundar) to debut but this is how he will learn. He has the talent and he has shown it in the IPL. As a team management we want to back players like him and do not want to put any undue pressure on him. I am sure he must have learnt a lot playing with the wet ball and I wish him all the luck," he added.