Rohit said he was determined to not throw his wicket away after getting in under overcast conditions, which prompted Sri Lanka captain Thisara Perera to bowl first after winning the toss. "I hope we will be able to do something special here as this is something similar to what we find back home", said Perera.
India would look to seal another series win as they face Sri Lanka in the third and final One-day global of 3-match series at the in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.
"It was seaming and it was a damp wicket but we still went in with a positive intent and gave our best and of course, it didn't go our way but we all learnt from it".
With Shikhar Dhawan chipping in with a half-century and Shreyas Iyer hitting 88 in the previous match, the Indian batting order seems to be back in form and would be expected to supply the runs in the series decider.
Thisara Perera's team face a hard challenge to overcome an India side who have not lost a series - across all the formats - at home all year.
The southpaw was also all praise for his opening partner Rohit, who has led from the front in his first full series as captain. "Even before he became a captain, I know him will for so long and his character".
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"I've been performing consistently in the past few months, I'm very happy about it the way I've been performing". I had a talk with the pacers after the Mohali one-dayer.
On whether the spinners will play a bigger role here, Dhawan says it depends on what kind of pitch will be there on Sunday.
The skipper said there were no injury worries and all the players were fit.
"We are a strong side and we believe in our ability and our skill, we are going to go out and play it like any other game, just do the basics right".
Where is the India v/s Sri Lanka 3rd ODI? "For them (Sri Lanka) it is the same thing, they are going to learn and come with a better mindset".
"Yes when we attack, you all know the calibre of our batsmen who can demolish any side". We all learn from it.