XtraTime Web Desk: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Friday heaped huge praises on Rohit Sharma for his blazing knock (85 runs off 43 balls) in the second T20I against Bangladesh at Rajkot. Rohit achieved the milestone of becoming the first Indian cricketer to play 100 T20Is. He has now joined Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik (111) to play more than 100 matches in T20I. Ganguly tweeted, “Rohit Sharma 100 matches in t20… What an asset he is to Indian cricket.”
The Hitman celebrated the occasion with a brilliant 85-run knock off only 43 balls which was studded with 6 sixes and 6 fours as the Men in Blue registered an emphatic 8-wicket win over Bangladesh to draw level in the three-match T20I series at Rajkot. Due to Rohit’s blitz, India reached the 154-run target in just 15.4 overs.
After his Man of the Match performance, Rohit appeared on the Chahal TV, hosted by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, and revealed the mantra for hitting sixes.
“When I hit three consecutive sixes, I tried to go for six maximums. But when I missed the fourth one, I decided I will take singles,” said Rohit while speaking about his three consecutive sixes which he hit against off-spinner Mosaddek Hossain.
“You don’t need huge body and muscles to hit big sixes. Even you (Chahal) can hit sixes. Power is not the only thing you need to hit sixes, you need timing as well. The ball should hit the middle of the bat and your head should be still. So, there are a number of things you need in order to hit a six,” he added.