Team India skipper Rohit Sharma had a great outing against New Zealand in the third ODI against New Zealand on Tuesday, January 24 at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. He slammed his thirtieth ODI century in the game. Team India put on 385 runs, and eventually won the match by 90 runs. After the game, Rohit expressed his displeasure at the broadcasters ‘first century in three years’ remark.
Before the third ODI, the Indian skipper last scored an ODI century in 2020 against Australia in Bengaluru. Post that, his fans have been awaiting for him to get to the three-figure mark in ODIs. After his century against New Zealand on Tuesday, the broadcasters flashed that this is Rohit Sharma’s first century in three years. Speaking at the post-match press conference in Indore, the 35-year-old expressed that the broadcasters should have considered the number of matches he has played.
“Regarding the first hundred in three years, I’ve played only 12 (17) ODIs in three years. Three years sounds a lot,” said Rohit Sharma.
You guys should know what’s happening. I know that it was shown on broadcast but kabhi kabhi woh cheez bhi dhyan dena chahiye, broadcaster ko bhi sahi cheez dikhana chahiye (the broadcasters should give the correct picture),” he added.
We hardly played ODIs: Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma has been a pillar in India’s batting order across formats. His and Shubman Gill’s partnership in the third ODI stole the show in Indore. He slammed 101 runs off 85 deliveries, with nine boundaries and six sixes at a strike rate of 118.82. When asked if it was the return of ‘Hitman’, the Indian skipper said,
“As I said, there were no matches in 2020.”
“Everyone was sitting at home because of COVID-19. We hardly played ODIs, I was injured so I played two Tests during that time, so you have to put all of that in perspective. We were playing T20 cricket last year. And in T20 cricket, there’s no better batsman than Suryakumar Yadav at the moment. He has hit two hundred and I don’t think anyone else has,” he added.