India's Rohit has the right stuff for limited-overs game

India's Rohit has the right stuff for limited-overs game

In 36 balls he added his second hundred runs. The next 50 came in just 23 balls, before the bringing up 200 in just 28 further deliveries. The first 50 came in 71 balls, the next 50 in 43 balls, and then the gears shifted and the remaining 109 runs were scored in just 44 balls.

# Sharma recorded 12 sixes during his double century knock at Mohali - the second highest tally by a captain next only to the 16 during his innings of 149 off 44 balls vs West Indies at Johannesburg on January 18, 2015.

In the eleventh over of the Sri Lankan innings during the second ODI between India and Sri Lanka at Mohali, with Lahiru Thirimanne and Angelo Mathews at the crease, Mathews ran hard to complete a second run and cover his ground at the striker's end. "This is one good part about having your family around, we already go through a lot of stress and it makes our lives easier", Rohit said. I started off slow and then picked up the pace.

"Shikhar gave us a ideal start and Shreyas Iyer, playing his second match, just didn't look like he was playing only his second match".

That seems to be the template for the man who now has three out of the seven double hundreds in ODIs. A combination of deft touches, free flowing strokes and picking gaps with precision makes him a viable option going forward. So all those things, I count, I analyse and I talk to myself about it when I am batting. One of the new laws inducted into the game was that of providing the batting team an additional five runs if a fielder pretended to collect and/or throw the ball when the ball was actually not in his/her hands.

"I am not someone like> a href="" *AB de Villiers, or Chris Gayle, or MS Dhoni for sure".

"I am just trying to convert as many starts as I can, I know it is not going to happen all the time but when it happens, I try to make most of it", the stand-in skipper quipped. India got the sixth success with this mind-boggling catch.

His numbers will definitely improve in future but as of now he has got a hobby of making 200s for fun. "I have to use my brain, time the ball, hit through the line and play with the field".

He, however, did not want to rate his three double centuries. It is indicative of Rohit's fitness as much as his confidence.

Playing his first series as full-time captain, Rohit has not yet shifted his focus on the South Africa tour beginning early next month.

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