The yesterday’s match hero Rohit Sharma showed his class with his bat by laying a foundation for team India’s victory over Pakistan. After the game, the Man of the match had a humorous answer when asked for his advice for Pakistan batsmen.
The worlds 2nd batsman in ODI scored a formidable 140 runs off just 113 balls to lay the foundation of India’s comfortable 89-run victory over Pakistan in the Old Trafford, Manchester. Pakistan winning the toss asked Kohli’s and Co. to bat first, India posted a mammoth 336/5 which in reply Pakistan could only manage to get 212/6 in 40 overs before rain intervened in between to give India the win over DLS method.
Rohit’s witty reply
Rohit Sharma was awarded as the man of the match for his brilliance with the bat. At the post-match press conference, the hit-man was asked by a Pakistani Journalist to advise their ( Pakistan) countrymen batsman for their ongoing crisis.
Rohit smiled and was quick to reply to the journalist with his question. He said that the advice is only possible when he is made the coach of the team. “Agar main Pakistan ka coach bana to main bataunga, abhi kya bataunga! (If I become the coach of Pakistan then surely I will tell you. What can I say now!).” This reply turned the whole room into a burst of laughter.
Rohit credited his performance to his newly born child
It is Rohit Sharma’s 2nd hundred in the tournament which also includes a half-century as well in his 3 innings. The worlds number 2nd ODI batsman credited his performance to his newly born daughter, saying my performance is at peek because of her.
“It’s just the space I’m in right now; having a newly born daughter in my life has put me in a really good space. I am enjoying my cricket coming off from a great IPL campaign. Here we were focussed on starting well and I think as a team we are heading in the right direction,” said Rohit.
Not one of my best knocks: Rohit
Rohit also refused to call his latest hundred as one of the best knocks saying that ‘it’s very tough’ to judge the performances when you are playing for your country as all such knocks are ‘really really important’ for the team.
“I am sure if I get another hundred next game you will ask me the same question. It’s hard to put any knock on top because all those knocks you play for your country are really really important so its very tough,” concludes the right-hander.
India’s next challenge is Afganistan, as both the team is all set to collide each other at The Rose Bowl Southhampton on 22nd June.