Final Up to date: January 25, 2023, 11:43 IST
Rohit Sharma scored his thirtieth ODI century in the course of the third and remaining match between India and New Zealand in Indore on Tuesday, setting the bottom for a giant 90-run win as his crew additionally accomplished a 3-0 clear sweep. Rohit introduced up his hundred within the twenty sixth over itself and thus drew degree with Ricky Ponting to hitch the Australia legend on the third spot within the listing of most ODI centuries.
Rohit appeared fairly joyful as he took off his helmet and raised his bat to have fun the milestone because the capability crowd on the Holkar Stadium applauded the India skipper. His teammates within the dug-out appeared fairly happy as they gave him a standing ovation.
For the document, it was the primary time since 2020 that Rohit had scored a century in ODIs however when the query was posed to him throughout a post-match interplay, he appeared a irritated.
Properly, the 35-year-old was miffed with the broadcaster for placing his century within the context of it being his first such rating in three years as he contested that made it the hole look longer than it really is.
Earlier than Indore, Rohit’s final century was towards Australia in 2020 in Bengaluru. And since that, he went 16 centuries with out registering a three-figure rating.
“Concerning the primary hundred in three years, I’ve performed solely 12 (17) ODIs in three years. Three years sounds rather a lot,” Rohit stated after the match.
He continued, “You guys ought to know what’s taking place. I do know that it was proven on broadcast however kabhi kabhi woh cheez bhi dhyan dena chahiye, broadcaster ko bhi sahi cheez dikhana chahiye (the broadcasters ought to give the proper image).”
After all, 2020 was the yr when the world started it’s combat towards coronavirus pandemic that upended the cricket calendar as nicely. India would play simply three ODIs in the course of the yr – all earlier than the onset of the pandemic.
“As I stated, there have been no matches in 2020,” Rohit stated.
“Everybody was sitting at house due to COVID-19. We hardly performed ODIs, I used to be injured so I performed two Checks throughout that point, so you need to put all of that in perspective,” he added.
2021 and 2022 had been the years of T20 World Cup and therefore the focus was on the shortest format.
“We had been enjoying T20 cricket final yr. And in T20 cricket, there’s no higher batsman than Suryakumar Yadav in the intervening time. He has hit two a whole bunch and I don’t suppose anybody else has,” Rohit stated.