Rohit Sharma responds hilariously: The Indian vice-captain gave a funny reply when asked about achieving the milestone at Edgbaston.
India vice-captain Rohit Sharma revealed his approach of initially taking time and then accelerating after India confirmed their Semi-final berth in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
“I had a great feeling right at the start. The pitch was good to bat on. Initially wanted to take some time and then assess where we go from there. That’s how it has been for me at this World Cup,” Sharma was quoted as saying during the post-match presentation ceremony.
Comparing his previous centuries to the one he scored against Bangladesh yesterday, Sharma explained how he has countered contrasting conditions in the tournament so far. “The first game against South Africa the conditions were challenging, so I had to take my time.
“Against England as well the pitch was two paced and wasn’t coming onto the bat as normally I would like to and they used the slower balls really well. But again batting first there is no pressure of the scoreboard. You come out thinking to be positive and that’s what I do,” Sharma said.
“Fortune favors the brave…”
While Sharma has registered four World Cup hundreds in this tournament, he has also received his fair share of luck for he has been dropped as many as four times in the World Cup. While he has cashed in on each occasion, he admitted that luck has favoured him so far.
Rohit Sharma’s schedule:
– Wake up
– Take guard
– Score an ICC #CWC19 century
– Give a killer press conference
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— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) July 2, 2019
“I was lucky. Fortune favors the brave. I never think about the short boundary. My game is all about piercing the field and once I am in there the idea is to put pressure on the bowlers,” Sharma added.
Rohit Sharma responds hilariously on scoring four centuries in one World Cup
Sharma has now joined former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara as the only batsman to score four centuries in a single World Cup. Being asked about the same, Sharma sounded confused and reacted as it this was his first century of the tournament.
“Oh! I thought I just got a 100 today [laughs]. My mantra is whatever has happened in the past, keep it in the past. It is a new day, present day and I don’t try to think what has happened.
“That is very critical from a team’s point of view, the guys who are batting well should carry on and get the team to a good total. What has happened today has happened, I need to focus on the next game now,” Sharma further added.
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