The Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium escaped the fury of Cyclone Maha on Thursday, but a storm of a very different nature made landfall.
In what was his 100th T20 international, Rohit Sharma hammered a savage 43-ball-85 to wipe Bangladesh out. Set 154 for victory in the second T20I here, India strolled home in 15.4 overs, with eight wickets in hand.
Former India opening batsman Virender Sehwag showered praise on Rohit, saying the Mumbaikar's exploits with the bat could well be unparalleled in the current Indian team.
"When (Sachin) Tendulkar played, he used to ask 'even you can do what I do'. But he wouldn't understand that what he can do, others can't. Rohit Sharma is that of a player," Sehwag was quoted as saying on a video posted on Cricbuzz's official Twitter handle.
"What Rohit Sharma can do, maybe even Virat Kohli can't. In one over, hitting 3-4 sixes, scoring 80-90 runs off 45 balls -- have not seen Kohli do it many times," Sehwag added.
Rohit eventually fell 15 short of what would have been a fifth T20I hundred when he was caught at deep mid-wicket. Shreyas Iyer then applied the finishing touches as India leveled the series 1-1. The third and final T20I will be played in Nagpur on Sunday.
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