Rohit Sharma Hits 264: Will Tell My Kids I Was There, Says Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma on Thursday hit his second ODI double ton and surpassed Virender Sehwag as the highest scorer in an innings. He went to score 264.
Virat Kohli is a fan of Rohit Sharma's batting and the India captain feels his teammate's record-breaking ODI score of 264 against Sri Lanka will not be surpassed anytime soon.
"I said in the press conference yesterday (on Wednesday) that once Rohit gets going he is very dangerous," said Kohli after leading India to a 153-run win in the fourth ODI at the Eden Gardens.
"Today is the kind of day I can tell my kids I was there (and watched Rohit bat). I don't think this record is getting broken anytime soon."
"I was glad I was batting with him. There was a time when Rohit will admit runs were not coming easily, and I just asked him to take his time. Once he gets to 70-80, he is almost unstoppable," said Kohli. (Read: Rohit Slams Record 264, Says 'Not Tired' After Epic Knock)
India lead 4-0 in the series, having hardly being troubled by the opposition.
Asked he felt captaining the side in the absence of MS Dhoni, Kohli said: "I am quite happy as of now as captain. I have had more wins than losses, but your character is tested only in bad times. That time will come sooner than later." (Read: Dhoni Predicted Rohit's Historic Feat)
Kohli has no plans to take it easy in the fifth and final ODI in Ranchi.
"No we don't want to let up. That's what we are looking to develop as a team culture. We will continue to be ruthless," he added. (Sachin Applauds Rohit , Hails His Record 264)
Kohli's counterpart Angelo Mathews said it is embarrassing that his team is not able to compete against India.
"It is embarrassing that we are not even competing," said Mathews. (Rohit Wins Rs 2.64 Lakh Cash Award for Eden Milestone)
"We lost our way in the last 20 overs. It is not acceptable. Our bowlers didn't have any answers for them. To score 290 in the last 25 is unbelievable. Nothing can be taken away from Rohit, though. Our fielding was terrible again. We need to fix our problems. We need to get everything - batting, bowling and fielding - right," he said.