Whenever Rohit Sharma came in to bat in this edition in the IPL, each time the commentators used to comment about the abundance of talent in him. But almost each time, he didn’t do justice to his talent. In this match, he made use of the opportunity which came his way due to the dismissal of Sachin Tendulkar in the 3rd over. This was a perfect situation for him to get his eyes in and have ample time to produce an innings suiting his caliber. In the end, he remained unbeaten on 109 off 60 balls with 12 boundaries and 5 sixes. He added 167 unbeaten runs which in the end proved too much for the Chennai Super Kings to chase.
He timed the ball beautifully from the start of the innings. With the kind of support he got from Herchelle Gibbs, he enjoyed the opportunity to play his shots. He was especially fluent while pulling and hooking. He hooked Brett Lee for a six in the fourth over. He then picked up 14 runs from a Shakib over, then 18 from a Kallis over and completed his half century in that over. In one over from Rajat Bhatia, Rohit Sharma hammered 19 runs, successfully picking up his variations. He completed his century in the 17th over of the Mumbai innings bowled by Brett Lee with two boundaries and a six.
With three matches still to go, Rohit Sharma will get enough time in the middle to showcase his b atting talent and guide his team to the play-offs. The IPL gives youngsters a perfect platform to make their presence felt and win a place in the Indian team.
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