"I don't know when will I captain the side again, so every minute spent on ground is important for me", a pragmatic Rohit said after hitting the record equalling 35-ball hundred in the second T20 global against Sri Lanka.
Rohit's 35 ball hundred was joint fastest century in Twenty20, the other being of David Miller of South Africa.
He scored the joint-fastest T20I century.
From taking a jibe at the rival team to puntastically saluting Sharma, these reactions are as entertaining as Sharma's knock.
Four of Rohit's sixes came in consecutive deliveries off Thisara which took him to 97 and he completed his second hundred in the format with a four on the next ball he faced from seamer Angelo Mathews.
Overall the Wankhede wicket has favored the batsmen in the past but scores as high as 190 have been chased in T20 games here. The second-wicket partnership between Upul Tharanga (47) and Kusal Perera (77) was worth 109 and put the visitors in contention for an improbable win.
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The Hit-man blasted 10 sixes and 12 fours in his innings. Also, Rohit became only the 14th cricketer in the history of the formatto cross this milestone.So far, Rohit has featured in 69 T20Is for India and has scored 1502 runs at an average of 30.04, with a healthy strike rate of 129.93. Their top order has been unnaturally consistent over the last few games, getting India to high totals. Rahul was dismissed in the 19th over with India's scorecard reading 243 runs. He has been struggling to find form all series, last playing decently against Pakistan for the World XI side he was a part of.
Earlier in the evening, a blistering hundred by opener Rohit Sharma guided India to a mammoth 260 runs in their allotted 20-overs.
India, who lead the three-match series 2-0, finished on 260-5, with Sri Lanka only managing 172-9 in reply.
M S Dhoni hitting the bullet shot in India vs Sri Lanka T20. What was even more intriguing that Rohit said the team management and he always wanted Dhoni to play at number four while he played at number three in Cuttack T20 match on Friday.