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India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20: 'Centurion' Rohit Sharma reveals his secret for playing 'big innings'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 December 2017, 19:24 IST
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20

India's captain Rohit Sharma's reign of big innings is not based on the strength but also on the exact timing and India's aggressive opener says that he has the ability to play favorably according to the ground.

After smashing fastest century in T20 format, Rohit said, “I definitely don't have so much power. I rely a lot on timing the ball more than anything else. I know what my strengths are as well as my weaknesses. I try to play to the field as much as I can, to be honest.”

Rohit who plays every shot with an ease is not like a 'power hitter' like Caribbean batsman Chris Gayle. But Rohit Sharma is the only batman who scored three double hundreds in ODIs and two hundreds in T20.

“The field is spread after six overs. I try and see where I can find my boundary options. It's important to be able to play with the field,” he said.

“I want to score all around the park and not just one area. It's important to explore the fielding the opposition keeps for me.”

“In all formats, I try to do that. You can't just hit in one area, you become predictable then. It's always important to score runs all over the field and that's my strength.”

Looking at his current form, it seems that he can make a double century in T20 cricket, but Rohit said currently he is not thinking much about this.

“Not really. I was just thinking to score runs. I wasn't thinking of any particular target. In all the formats, I don't look to score runs to get to a particular milestone,” he said.

“My job is to go out there and score as many (runs) as possible. Not just 100s or 200s or 300s. I go out there to make sure I get my team into a good position.”

“There are times when you don't get runs. There are times when you get runs. That is all part and parcel of the game. Never do I ever walk out thinking that I want to score a century or a double century. I just want to give my best and get the team a victory,” he said.

First published: 23 December 2017, 19:24 IST