Rohit Sharma’s 264 is still afresh in the minds of the Indian fans. He brought the carnage with his bat as the poor Sri Lankan bowlers could not find any solution to the absolute brilliance of the man called Rohit Sharma.
He had done it before two years back in 2013, scoring 209 against the Aussies. Almost a year later, he went further and scored a 264. When he was asked on the show Breakfast With Champions to pick his favourite among the two ODI double centuries, he ran into confusion.
Rohit summed up the tricky question, “I am very confused. This is a classic question but I don’t have a classic answer.”
He remembered his 264 run-knock and said that it came in very difficult circumstances. Rohit said, “I had come to play that innings after a 3-month lay off due to a finger injury. The more time I spent on the ground, the more I grew in confidence.”
Duncan Fletcher was not satisfied with 264
Rohit said that when he came back to the dressing room, he got massive appreciation, apart from one man, who said he could have got a 300. Rohit recollected, “I hit 33 boundaries in the match. Sometimes, a team does not score so many boundaries. I had hit them alone. Our coach Duncan Fletcher said later on that you could have hit a 300, you play slow early on in the innings. I said, 264 is not so less.”
Fans ask me to score a 300 now
The Hitman now is asked to score a 300 and by fans and one must say he himself had raised the expectation by hitting two ODI double tons. Rohit realises the expectations. He said, “Now when I go, people everywhere tell me to score a 300. I ask them what do you feel how many are 300 runs and how easy is to make them? The opposition has also come to play and win. That is the expectation of people.
That shows India as a country will never stop expecting more from you. That is completely acceptable. This is what you want and you want to live up to that. I will try to score a 300.”