That's all we have from what has been a momentous night for India and Rohit Sharma. They won't forget this one in a hurry. Thanks for joining us. Cheers
Rohit Sharma has been given a check of Rs 2,64,000 for his innings by CAB
"It is embarrassing that we are not even competing," says Angelo Mathews. "We lost our way in the last 20 overs. It is not acceptable. Our bowlers didn't have any answers for them. To score 290 in the last 25 is unbelievable. Nothing can be taken away from Rohit, though. Our fielding was terrible again. We need to fix our problems. We need to get everything - batting, bowling and fielding - right."
"I said in the press conference yesterday that once Rohit gets going he is very dangerous," says Virat Kohli. "Today is the kind of day I can tell my kids I was there. I don't think this record is getting broken anytime soon. I was glad I was batting with him. There was a time when Rohit will admit runs were not coming easily, and I just asked him to take his time. Once he gets to 70-80, he is almost unstoppable. I am quite happy as of now as captain. I have had more wins than losses, but your character is tested only when the team is being tested. That time will come sooner than later. Your character is tested only in bad times. No we don't want to let up. That's what we are looking to develop as a team culture."
"The fact that I went on to bat 50 overs was absolutely pleasing," says Rohit Sharma, the Man of the Match. "I have been working on it. To bat as long as possible. Finally I managed that. That run-out of Virat was my mistake. Things like that happened, but not hard feelings there. It was a crucial partnership we were building, and to lose him then was quite frustrating. But I kept telling myself to keep on going. It's going to be difficult to pick out one shot that stands out. I really cannot pick out one. I will try my best to get to 300, but as of now I will take 264. A lot of memories at Eden Gardens that will remain close to me. This one was really special"
Rohit Sharma grabs a stump as everybody lines up to shake his hand. This has been some day for him. He has smashed the world record by 45 runs, and you can't take that smile off his face. This has been an historic night. Do wait for quotes from the presentation