Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are two pillars of India’s batting unit in limited overs cricket. In the last 5 years or so, these two batters have worked extremely hard on their game and established themselves as stalwarts of Indian cricket.
In the fourth match of the ongoing 5-match One Day International (ODI) series between Sri Lanka and India, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli batted brilliantly and formed a mammoth match-winning partnership for the second wicket.
Both, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, looked in great touch and they middled almost everything that came their way. From rotating stake to scoring boundaries are regular intervals, these two stylish batters made Sri Lankan bowling attack very ordinary with their masterful batting display.
We all know that conditions in Sri Lanka are mostly very hot and it is very difficult from cricketers to play under the heat, sometimes. So, to avoid dehydration and fatigue, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli made a decision that helped them in playing long inning.
In a fun-filled interview for bcci.tv, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli took us through their partnership and revealed how they decided to not run twos after the sixteenth over.
“Well, as we spoke out there in the middle, it was very hot and humid. So, we decided not to run any more twos after the sixteenth over. Actually, it was very helpful not to focus on too many things. We were just watching the ball and that is the thing we could do with the amount of energy we had left in us,” Virat Kohli said.
“I think the best thing was that we were just watching every ball that we were playing and we were not even looking at the scoreboard. We always enjoyed batting together and it is always a pleasure to bat with you. We have had big partnerships before and today was also special,” Virat Kohli added.
You can watch the full interview here on bcci.tv.