ndia vs West Indies: I was not thinking about double hundred, says Rohit Sharma – Rohit Sharma was mighty close to writing another chapter of a record book in which he has his name written all over.
Already the owner of three double centuries in ODI cricket — the most by any batsman – Sharma was well within reach of the fourth on Monday.
Batting on 162 with more than six overs to go, he was going hammer and tongs until a tired slash outside off did the undoing.
The India vice-captain said getting to another double ton wasn’t on his mind, although his partner did remind him of it.
“(Ambati) Rayudu was telling me that you can get a double hundred,” Sharma said at the post-match press conference on Monday.
“But I was trying to just focus on my batting and not think about how I am going to get to the double hundred. It never crossed my mind of getting the double hundred.
“I was thinking of scoring as many runs as possible. I don’t think about hundreds or two hundreds. I just want to bat, score runs and get the team to a good position. The double hundreds that I’ve got, I’ve never thought about getting them,” he added.