Pallekele: Rohit Sharma heaped praises on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying that the former Team India captain has the ability to bail the Men in Blue out of difficult situations.
Dhoni, known for his calm demeanour in pressure situations, is often referred to as one of the best finishers in the game.
The wicketkeeper-batsman dished out yet another memorable performance for Team India on Sunday, when Dhoni notched-up an unbeaten 157-run partnership, to hand India a six-wicket win. Their performance also ensured that the Indians claimed an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match ODI series.
Speaking about the match, Rohit said, "We knew one big partnership was required. The idea was to try and create a partnership.”
Chasing a modest total of 218 against the Lankans, India were, at one point, struggling at 61-4, with the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Kedar Jadhav back in the pavilion.
However, thanks to the unbeaten 157-run stand between Rohit and Kohli, India cruised to yet another victory.
“MS Dhoni has been such an experienced player, he has bailed the team from a situation like this number of times,” said Rohit in an interview to Team India and Mumbai Indians colleague Jasprit Bumrah.
“We wanted to create a steady partnership and take the game until the end. We know if we go till the 46th or 47th over, we will win the game."...