I Play With The Field: Rohit Sharma


Indore: After displaying immense cricketing prowess and brutal hitting on Friday to help India clinch the T-20I series against Sri Lanka, Rohit said he rely on timing and play according to the field to score runs. Rohit equalled fastest T-20 International hundred off 35 balls enroute his blistering innings. Rohit hit 10 sixes and 12 fours during his innings.

“It is important that you try and play with the field. I want to score all round the park not just in one area. So, for me it’s important that I try and explore the fielding that the opposition keep for me. In all formats, I try and do that, because hitting in just makes you predictable. It is always important to score runs all over the field, and that is my strength. So I try and stick to it and I try and play with the field,” he said.

However, Rohit admitted being under pressure after disastrous start to his captaincy in Dharamsala, adding retrospection was required. He confessed that he started to think about his captaincy after the loss and was under tremendous pressure.

In response to India’s total of 260 at the Holkar Stadium here, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 172 in the 18th over to go down 2-0 in the three-match series after also losing in tests and one-day internationals. Rohit Sharma was declared the Man of the Match.