India's stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma played a blistering knock of 85 runs off 43 balls to guide India to a comprehensive victory in the second T20I against Bangladesh in Rajkot. The moment that stood out in his innings came in the tenth over when Mosaddek Hossain was introduced into the attack as Sharma smashed the off-spinner for three-consecutive sixes of his first three balls. When he was asked about the three consecutive sixes by teammate Yuzvendra Chahal after the match, he said that he wanted to hit six sixes in a row but decided to rotate the strike after missing out on the fourth delivery.
Chahal followed it up by asking him of the requirements to hit such huge sixes for which Sharma replied jokingly that one doesn't need a huge body and muscles to hit big sixes. He revealed his secret saying that power was not the only thing one needed to hit sixes as the timing was equally important. The ball should hit the middle of the bat and the head should be still. He added that there were a number of things one needed to do in order to hit a six.
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Sharma said that it was important for the openers to give a good start to the team as it is often seen that a set batsman won the match for the team. He was unhappy that he got out at the wrong time. But he was happy with his performance as well as that of the team because they were under pressure after they had lost the first T20I. He added that they had lost the first match in Delhi and it was important for them to win in Rajkot.
India have gained much-needed momentum and now the hosts will look to seal the series as they play Bangladesh in the final T20I in Nagpur on November 10.