I took my chances: Rohit Sharma

Nov 03, 2013, 01:09 IST | IANS

Rohit Sharma said it was all about staying on the wicket as he got to a double ton against Australia in the seventh and the final ODI of the series at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday.

His 158-ball 209 was studded with 12 fours and a record 16 sixes. “To get 200 runs is a wonderful feeling. The idea was to stay on the wicket and capitalise later. This is a small ground and it’s easier to hit and I just took my chances,” Rohit said.

The 26-year-old the century in Jaipur ODI boosted his confidence and helped him to play aggressively. “It is really coming off very well. I got a hundred in the last game and I just wanted to carry on from that. I wanted to play big. I just wanted to keep the momentum going,” he said.

Rohit enroute to his 209 also crossed 1000 runs this year besides also getting 3000-runs mark in his ODI career. Rohit was also involved in a run-out that saw in-form Virat Kohli falling for a duck. “It happens sometimes. It’s all a part and parcel of the game,” he added. 

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