Rohit Sharma talks about MS Dhoni’s advice during his first double ton
The Indian cricket team’s limited-overs vice-captain, Rohit Sharma, opened up about MS Dhoni’s important advice during the first of the three double hundreds he has scored in ODIs.
During a live Instagram session with Ravichandran Ashwin in his famous segment ‘ReminisceWithAsh’, Rohit Sharma recalled the crucial role played by Dhoni in his 158-ball battering of a clueless Australian attack.
He explained how Dhoni insisted that he should stay till the end of the innings, and that the MI skipper shouldn’t be the one taking chances. Sharma stitched together partnerships with Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina, but revealed that the 62-run stand off only 38 balls with MS Dhoni proved to be the most important one.
“I never thought I would score a double hundred. I just wanted to bat.. It rained a bit and them along with Shikhar, remained not out till the break. Soon Shikhar got out and Virat was run out as well. So I took over the responsibility. Suresh and I also shared a good partnership but lost Yuvi early.”
“I batted with MS Dhoni till the 48th over. During the partnership, he kept on talking and discussing things with me. He said, ‘You are the set batsman and we want you to bat till the 50th over and I will be the one who takes chances’.”