Opener Rohit's calculated 137 off 126 deliveries helped India outplay Bangladesh by 109 runs to book their semi-final spot and the innings is certainly special for the Mumbai batsman.
"It should be right up there. A maiden World Cup hundred is always special. It came at the right time and in a crucial game for the team. But I do not place my innings and knocks in any order. I feel all hundreds you get are really special. Centuries don't happen every day and whenever you get one, you cherish it," Rohit said in an interview with
"What is more satisfying is the situation in which I got that hundred and most importantly that we won the game in the end, which is what matters. I cannot describe how special this World Cup campaign is for me. It is a very important tournament and this is a precious stage for me," he added.
Crafting his innings to perfection, Rohit batted with patience till about 70 runs before the talented batsman cut loose to register his first World Cup century, his innings laced with 14 fours and 3 sixes.
"That is the pattern of my batting. I like to take time initially and assess the conditions. I try to gauge the wicket behaviour, the shots I can play on that wicket and the ones I can cut down. I plan and pace my innings accordingly. The hundreds I have got of late have been similar hundreds where I take time initially and then switch gears.
"There is no mental approach to switching gears. It is about timing certain shots according to the condition of the game. My job was not over after getting to a hundred. I still had a lot of overs left and once I got my century I was focused on helping the team get a good score," he said.

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