Hailing the 219-run partnership stand between Indian skipper Virat Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma, legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar said the two cricketers are becoming better with time.
“What a dominating performance by @imVkohli & @ImRo45! Reaching greater heights with each passing game. #TeamIndia #SLvInd,” Sachin said on Twitter.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 1, 2017
Leading by example, Kohli scored 131 runs off 96 balls, while Rohit smashed a 104-run knock to help India beat Sri Lanka by 168 runs. India now dominates the five-match series 4-0.
Rohit was appointed as vice-captain for the series and he utilised the best of the opportunity and scored 104, 124 (not out) and 54 runs in his last three ODIs following the failure in the opening ODI, where he was dismissed for just four runs.
Former India batsman VVS Laxman also congratulated the duo for their heroics at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, which will host the fifth and last ODI on Sunday.
“Congrats Team India on yet another emphatic win. Congrats @ImRo45 & @imVkohli on yet another brilliant 100. Keep it up @BCCI #IndvsSL,” Laxman tweeted.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 31, 2017