‘I tried to go for six sixes in an over off Mosaddek Hossain’ – Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma went past MS Dhoni in terms of hitting most sixes as Indian skipper.
Updated - Nov 8, 2019 12:20 pm
Rohit Sharma, the stand-in captain for Team India was at his best in Rajkot T20I against Bangladesh. He played a captain’s knock of 85 runs in 43 deliveries and emerged as the Man of The Match. He went for six boundaries and six monstrous sixes in his innings.
The 32-year-old also marked 100th T20I appearance for Team India. His knock was more special because Team India was lagging in the series by 1-0. And, looking forward to the form of other batsmen’s in the team, a lot was depended on the shoulders of the “Indian Hitman” if the hosts had to mark their comeback in the series.
Rohit Sharma appears on Chahal TV
After the Man of the Match performance, the Indian opener appeared on Chahal TV that is hosted by the Indian leg-spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal. In that show, he was questioned about the art of hitting big sixes and what was going through his mind after hitting three consecutive sixes in the over of Mosaddek Hossain.
In reply to it, Rohit Sharma said that he had thought of six sixes in the over. But, after missing on the fourth delivery, he then approached for singles. He also recited the fact that it is not important to have big muscles for hitting sixes. It all depends on the timing with the ball hitting the middle of the bat.
“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,” Indian skipper told.
“You don’t need a 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.
During the Rajkot game, the Indian skipper went past MS Dhoni for hitting the most number of sixes as Indian captain with 37 sixes in just 17 innings. The series decider will be played in Nagpur at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium on November 10.