India vs Pakistan: Wasn’t thinking of double hundred when I got out, says Rohit Sharma

first_imgRohit Sharma collected his second man-of-the-match award in the 2019 Cricket World Cup after scoring his 2nd hundred of the tournament on Sunday at Old Trafford but he was not very happy with the way he got out. Rohit Sharma scored 140 as India crushed Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS) but he wanted to carry on for a little while longer.Rohit has scored 3 double hundreds in ODIs and on Sunday, he looked he was on course to get his 4th one. However, he got out to an ordinary delivery from Hassan Ali and he expressed his frustration the moment he was caught out by Wahab Riaz.Speaking at the post-match presentation after he picked up his man-of-the-match award, Rohit Sharma said he was unhappy with his dismissal but the thought of another double hundred never crossed his mind.”I was unhappy (when I got out), particularly the way I played that shot. He just pushed mid-on back and brought fine leg in, a little misjudgement from my side. When you’re set you want to get as many runs as possible. Trust me, wasn’t thinking of a double hundred. Got out at the wrong time, the partnership was becoming solid and we wanted to kill the game,” Rohit said.Rohit Sharma said he was happy with the way India played as a team. It was a clinical performance from a team which had overwhelmed South Africa and defending world champions Australia. India had to share points with New Zealand after rain played spoilsport last week.advertisement”I am happy with the way we played as a team. We know at times, it can get frustrating having lost out in the previous game. We had the intent of playing a solid game (on Sunday),” he said.Rohit Sharma walked out to open with KL Rahul after Shikhar Dhawan was sidelined with a thumb injury. Rahul had batted in the middle-order against South Africa and Australia but on Sunday against Pakistan, he batted well and scored 57 in an opening stand of 136.Rohit Sharma said he was impressed with his new opening partner in one-day cricket: “Rahul played very well, took some time early on, probably what was required. Can’t play shots straightaway. The idea was to see what is happening. We got a good start and built on from there.”Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, bowlers make it 7-0 for India vs Pakistan in World CupsAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma 2nd Indian after Virat Kohli to hit World Cup hundred vs PakistanAlso See:last_img