[caption id="attachment_672664" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ROHIT-SHARMA-1.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-672664" alt="Rohit Sharma's knock in numbers (Image courtesy: IANS)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ROHIT-SHARMA-1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Rohit Sharma's knock in numbers (Image courtesy: IANS)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Six Decembers back, Virender Sehwag butchered a hapless West Indies attack at Indore en route his second ODI double-hundred. His 219 stood as the highest ODI score till Rohit Sharma clobbered the 264 in November 2014. Stealing other s limelight has become a ritual for Rohit. As if the mobile flashlights weren t enough, Rohit decided to further illuminate the Holkar Stadium with fireworks off his willow. <p></p> <p></p>Rohit has made it a habit of mauling Sri Lanka. Or, is he making up for the lost time? Rohit had a wretched run against Sri Lanka in between the India tour of Sri Lanka 2010 till that 264 in 2014. <p></p> <p></p>Rohit against Sri Lanka across formats during that phase: <p></p> <p></p>69, 41, 0, 11, 5, 10, 15, 5, 0, 0, 4, 4, 33, 5, 48*, 58, 13, 29 and then arrived the 264. <p></p> <p></p>He had slammed 2 hundreds in Sri Lanka earlier this year. Last week, Rohit pummelled Sri Lanka at Mohali to register his third ODI double-hundred. Had this sequence not been stopped at Indore last night 0 0 4 0 4 0 11 6 0 1 4 0 41 6 1 1 4 1 44 1 6 6 4 4 14 0 6 6 6 6 40 0 0 1 6 4 6 the first ever T20 double-hundred would have been on the cards. <p></p> <p></p>[link-to-post url="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/rohit-sharma-its-important-to-play-with-the-field-672514"][/link-to-post] <p></p> <p></p>Rohit equalled the record for fastest T20I hundred. David Miller too had got to the mark in 35 balls. This is Rohit s second hundred in T20Is. <p></p> <p></p>12 fours, 10 sixes, 11 dots and 10 singles sums up Rohit s 43-ball 118 that set the platform for India s 260, the second highest T20I total. <p></p> <p></p>KL Rahul s 49-ball 89 was no less brilliant. The opening partnership of 165 is an Indian record. Sri Lanka were shot out for 172. <p></p> <p></p> It is important that you try and play with the field. I want to score all round the park not just in one area. So, for me it is important that I try and explore the fielding that the opposition keep for me. In all formats, I try and do that, because hitting in just [one area] makes you predictable. It is always important to score runs all over the field, and that is my strength. So I try and stick to it and I try and play with the field, Rohit told after the match. <p></p> <p></p>It is easier said than done. Rohit does it time and again. And wait, it s not a Chris Gayle or Brendon McCullum-like brute force. <p></p> <p></p>There can be elegance in mauling too. <p></p> <p></p><iframe style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FIndianCricketTeam%2Fposts%2F1706102549411431&amp;width=500" height="556" width="500" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> <p></p> <p></p>Rohit s 10 sixes in an innings is the most by an Indian batsman in T20Is. Yuvraj had struck 7 during his Durban mayhem. <p></p> <p></p>108 runs in Rohit s innings came in boundaries. He became the third player to score over a hundred in boundaries. Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell were the first two. <p></p> <p></p>The spotlight shifts to Wankhede Staidum, the host for the final T20I. This is Rohit s home. Will it witness another carnage?