Cricketer Rohit Sharma on Monday revealed that former teammate Yuvraj Singh wanted him to score more runs and break Virender Sehwag’s then-record for the highest ODI score. Rohit had played a knock of 209 against Australia in 2013 in the final ODI to guide India to a series win over Australia.
While Sehwag had scored the then highest individual ODI score of 219 runs in 2011 against West Indies in Indore. Rohit was on an Instagram live session with spinner Ravichandran Ashwin when the right-handed batsman was asked to talk about his first ODI double century.
“When I went back after scoring the double century, someone was telling me that if you would have batted another over or so you would have broken Virender Sehwag’s record also,” Rohit said. “The expectation in the dressing room is really high. There were three or four guys who wanted me (Rohit) to score 10 or 15 more runs, Yuvi (Yuvraj Singh) was one of them and maybe Shikhar Dhawan too,” recalled Rohit.