Bangalore: Double centurion Rohit Sharma on Saturday said the new rule of five fielders inside the circle helped him to go for the coveted landmark as India clinched the seven-match ODI series against Australia 3-2 with an easy win here.
"I was really not looking for it (200). That's how I play my innings. If you look at my innings in Jaipur, I took time to build my innings and that's my gameplan. But when I was batting in 180s, I went for it. The new rule of five fielders inside the circle helped me score freely," he told reporters at the post-match press conference.
In the course of his hurricane 209-run innings, Sharma became the record-holder for most sixes in a match, crossed 1000 runs this year besides breaching the 3000-runs mark in his ODI career. He samshed a staggering 16 sixes.