Rohit Sharma century: The Indian opening batsman played an outstanding knock at the MA Chidambaram Stadium today.
During the first day of the second Test of the ongoing England’s tour of India in Chennai, India opening batsman Rohit Sharma scored his seventh Test century in an emphatic manner.
After India captain Virat Kohli (0) won the toss and chose to bat, Sharma played a crucial role in scoring quick runs as the hosts lost three wickets in the morning session.
Sharma, who scored his first boundary off Stuart Broad in the third over, played in a way for which he is commonly known. Having scored a boundary each in Broad’s next two overs, Sharma was among the runs from the word go.
Sharma, who first hit a couple of boundaries off England vice-captain Ben Stokes, then scored a six and a four whilst pulling him in the 12th over. It was then in the 15th over that Sharma hit a couple of boundaries off England spinner Jack Leach to complete his fastest Test half-century.
With India losing Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara (21) in successive overs, Sharma ensured that his team didn’t enter a spot of bother scoring three more boundaries in the lunch break to finish the first session on 80*.
It was on the third delivery of the 42nd over that Sharma scooped England all-rounder Moeen Ali to run a couple of runs and reach the three-figure mark for the seventh time in Test cricket.
Rohit Sharma century
💯 for Hitman ☺️💙
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 13, 2021
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) February 13, 2021
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 13, 2021
It’s not as massive yet, but there are shades of Sehwag’s double hundred at Galle in 2008 in this Rohit Sharma hundred so far: towering above the rest on a tricky pitch. #INDvsENG
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) February 13, 2021
No better way to tell the doubters – myself included – where to go than by scoring quality hundreds. Rohit Sharma with a very fine innings on a turning day-one track. 100* out of a total of 147/3. #INDvsENG
— Jamie Alter (@alter_jamie) February 13, 2021
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 13, 2021
That Rohit 100 was so from the Sehwag school of batting! Set his own agenda irrespective of conditions & situation. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼#INDvsENG
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) February 13, 2021
Such a special player. Rohit Sharma was just born to bat. His batting today is an illustration.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 13, 2021
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 13, 2021
Incredible innings from Rohit Sharma, brought his own pitch with him and trolling the Bannerman fans.
— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) February 13, 2021
A hundred in the team total of 147. He’s in a different league. Today’s innings is a validation of the same. This might be the only century in this Test. रो ka form Bharat ke हित mein hai 🥳🤗🤩 #INDvENG
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 13, 2021
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) February 13, 2021
First innings score will be very crucial in this game. As you have got a dominating 100, get a big one to get England out of the game. That is what will be classy! “With great power, comes great responsibilities” @ImRo45 #INDvsENG 👍
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) February 13, 2021
Well played @ImRo45 One of most satisfying century in challenging conditions. Also shows the importance of positive intent, decisive footwork when batting on a tough pitch. Now convert this into a biggie. #INDvsENG #class #elegance @StarSportsIndia pic.twitter.com/h9yGqmKJvs
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 13, 2021
Proper match-defining innings from Rohit, it’s going to take something exceptional to equal it, let alone surpass it #INDvENG
— Andrew Miller (@miller_cricket) February 13, 2021
There are all those times when Rohit Sharma is written off as not being a Test batsman, and then there’s today. Could be his finest knock to date. #INDvENG
— Rick Eyre on cricket (@rickeyrecricket) February 13, 2021
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