World Cup 2019: Fortune favours the brave, says Rohit after fourth hundred

Rohit Sharma made the most of a reprieve on 9 when Tamim Iqbal dropped a sitter in the deep. The Indian opener went on to hit his fourth hundred in World Cup 2019.

Rohit Sharma made Tamim Iqbal and Bangladesh pay for dropping him on 9.   -  AP

Rohit Sharma continued his run glut in World Cup 2019 when he struck his fourth hundred in India's thrilling 28-run win over Bangladesh at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The flamboyant right-hander, however, spoke about the importance of staying in the present.

"My mantra is whatever has happened in the past, keep it in the past. It is a new day, present day and I don't try to think what has happened," Rohit said after the match.

"That is very critical from a team's point of view, the guys who are batting well should carry on and get the team to a good total. What has happened today has happened, I need to focus on the next game now," he added.

Asked about his whirlwind knock, which was studded with five sixes and seven fours, Rohit pointed out that it was good wicket to bat on, and that he initially wanted to take some time before upping the ante. "That's how it has been for me at this World Cup. The first game against South Africa the conditions were challenging, so I had to take my time. Against England as well the pitch was two paced and wasn't coming onto the bat as normally I would like to and they used the slower balls really well.

"But again batting first there is not pressure of the scoreboard. You come out thinking to be positive and that's what I do. I was lucky. Fortune favors the brave. I never think about the short boundary. My game is all about piercing the field and once I am in there the idea is to put pressure on the bowlers."

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