"Obviously this is my best innings in ODI cricket and probably the best chase that I have been part of in my six years with the Indian team. I am very happy that I have converted my start into a big score but more satisfied as the team won chasing a tough target," Rohit told reporters at the post-match press conference.
Asked if he was a relieved man after his knock, he gave a tongue-in-cheek reply, "I guess, you guys were more frustrated than me for not getting a hundred. I can see quite a few smiles there and that really feels heartening."
Having scored 141 off only 123 balls, Rohit said that the players never thought that the target was not gettable.
"With the new set of ODI rules, you have five fielders inside the circle which makes it very difficult for the bowlers to contain. We knew that the chase was tough but certainly not impossible. Myself and Shikhar got a good start and then Virat played some unbelievable shots to become the fastest Indian to score a century in ODIs," he said.
Rohit did admit that dew played an important role in the context of the match.
"We knew that bowlers will have a difficulty due to the dew factor. We needed to hold our nerves and we did that. Wehad to capitalize on loose balls. We have now got the momentum and we can't be complacent. We have to carry from here on," he added.
On a personal note, Rohit said that this was an important knock simply because of the magnitude of runs he scored.
"It was satisfying that I stayed at the wicket and got a big score. But I don’t want to stop here as I want to play many more knocks like this in the years to come," he said.


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