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Rohit reveals reason for quite century celebration

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opener Sharma revealed the reason for his quite celebration despite having slammed a in the fifth One match against here.

Rohit, who was involved in two run outs, that of and middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane, said two batsmen before him was run out so the the pressure had mounted on him to deliver and he just wanted to focus on how to carry the same momentum till the end.

"got run out before me so there was nothing to celebrate about. It depends on what kind of mood you are in. Two of our batsmen got run out, so I wanted to carry on and the celebration was not in my mind at all," said during the post-match press conference on Tuesday.

clinched their maiden ODI series win on South African soil, taking an unbeatable 4-1 lead after outclassing the hosts by 73 runs.

led the tourists, striking his 17th ODI before chinaman Kuldeep Yadav returned figures of 4/51 to bowl the Proteas out for 201, in their chase of 274.

also became the fourth highest scorer in ODIs for India, after (49), (34) and Sourav Ganguly (22).

Commenting on his return to form after series of poor performances, the batsman said: "I got out in three matches only, how can you say form is bad after three matches? You guys put people in good form after one match, and if somebody doesn't have three good matches, you say he is in bad form," said.

"In 2013 it was different. I had just turned into an opener from a middle-order batsman. The way I am batting now, it has evolved a lot," he added.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 17:30 IST
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