It’s been controversial from the last series for allowing opening slot for KL Rahul in test matches and for the ongoing Test series against South Africa, finally, Rohit Sharma is selected for the opening following the continuous poor performance Indian Star Cricketer KL Rahul.
Today, During the first day of the first Test of ongoing South Africa’s tour of India in Visakhapatnam, Rohit Sharma scored his maiden Test century as an opening batsman after being sent in to bat at the top of the order for the first time ever.
This innings proved his potential as an opener in Test Cricket, on the first day and first innings of the test Rohit Sharma scored 115 of 174 balls, his innings also included 12 fours and 5 sixes.
on the other side of the crease, his partner Mayank Agarwal who came into the field has an opener with Sharma has supported very well for Rohit Sharma in running between the wickets, Mayank Agarwal scored 84 out of 183 balls and his innings included 2 massive sixes and 11 fours.
at the end of the day, both the openers were still standing at the crease with an opening partnership of 202 runs in 59.1 overs of Day 1.
Twitter Reactions on Rohit Sharma’s Maiden Test Century:
Real G.O.A.T 🕺💪 pic.twitter.com/YyjOxMgRe0
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) October 2, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 2, 2019
just like sehwag used to say, why waste runs by scoring them in practice games…keep them saved up for the matches that count!! #INDvSA
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) October 2, 2019
So Rohit Sharma has now scored Test hundreds on debut and debut as opener, six years apart. In between, his Test career has been a trial
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) October 2, 2019
Century for Rohit Sharma. Fine, fine knock even if the SA bowling has looked inadequate. Came at a time when his Test career was piquantly poised. Opening slot secured, up to him now how makes the future count
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 2, 2019
4th Test Century. 1st as an opener. Rohit has grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Well played ☺️👏 #IndvSA
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 2, 2019
Rohit Sharma scores 6th consecutive 50+ score at home in Test cricket..
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) October 2, 2019
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) October 2, 2019
This 100 will mean a huge deal to @ImRo45 fantastic start to his red ball challenge as opener. Well done.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) October 2, 2019
Rohit Sharma's sixth consecutive 50+ scores in Tests in India:
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 2, 2019