Rohit Sharma revealed that he was unsure what to expect going out in the middle when India were facing a crunch Super Over on Wednesday in the third Twenty20 International against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Also Read - Rohit Sharma Advising Virat Kohli How to Play Jack Leach is The Best Moment at Motera From IND-ENG 3rd Test | WATCH VIDEO
Rohit, who admitted that he hasn’t batted in such a situation before, seemed completely in control of the proceedings and smashed consecutive sixes off the final two balls of the Super Over to give India their maiden series win in New Zealand. Also Read - 3rd Test: England Speak to Match Referee Javagal Srinath Regarding Umpiring Decisions But no Official Complaint Lodged
“Never done that before (batting in Super Over). I didn’t know what to expect, whether to go from the first ball or just take a single, try and put pressure on the last three or four balls of the over. I just wanted to stay still and was waiting for the bowler to make a mistake (on the last two sixes),” Rohit, who won the Man of the Match award for his match-winning sixes in the final two balls of the Super Over, said at the post-match presentation ceremony. Also Read - New Zealand vs Australia 2nd T20I: Martin Guptill Breaks Rohit Sharma's Record For Most Sixes
Besides his match-winning effort in the Super Over, Rohit top-scored in India’s 179 for five with a 65 off 40 balls, his first big score of the series.
“The pitch was good and I was trying to stay still, see what I could do. Good performance with the bat, little disappointed at having thrown my wicket away though, should have carried on for a while. Wanted to bat normally, I hadn’t got runs in the first two games, wanted to do well today,” Rohit said.
“We knew we would win the series today if we win the match – in important games important players need to step up and get counted,” said the star opener.
The fourth T20 International will be played in Wellington on Friday.