Bangalore is a small ground, but I wanted to play big: Rohit Sharma

At the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday, Rohit Sharma became the third Indian to hit a double-century in ODI cricket.

updated: November 02, 2013 18:50 IST
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Bangalore: Understandably delighted after becoming only the third cricketer ever to smash an ODI double hundred, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma said he went in to bat with the intent to 'play big' in the seventh and final ODI against Australia in Bangalore on Saturday.

Sharma joined Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in the all-Indian club of ODI double-centurions in international cricket when he cracked a 158-ball 209 against against the visitors. (India vs Australia, 7th ODI)

"To get 200 runs is a wonderful feeling. The idea was to stay on the wicket and capitalise later. This is a small ground and it's easier to hit and I just took my chances," Rohit said after the exhilarating knock, which included a world record 16 sixes and 12 fours.

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