Rohit Sharma elegantly drives Stuart Broad: The Indian opening batsman has looked good so far against the English bowling attack.
During the first day of the second Test of the ongoing England’s tour of India in Chennai, India opening batsman Rohit Sharma has looked in full flow after registering dual failures in the first Test.
After India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat, India lost opening batsman Shubman Gill (0) in only the second over. Sharma, the senior opening partner, soon started calling the shots to not let the English pacers dictate terms with the new ball.
It was on the first delivery of the third over that Sharma elegantly cover drove veteran England pacer Stuart Broad for a boundary. In what was an ordinary half-volley, Sharma effortlessly played an eye-catching shot to score his first boundary today.
Kohli, who was batted up in the dressing room, was seen appreciating Sharma’s shot in his archetype excited manner at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Since then, Sharma has hit a total of eight fours and a six to provide his team with some quick runs in the morning session. It is worth mentioning that Sharma’s solitary six off England vice-captain Ben Stokes had come off a confident pull shot.
Sharma, who is playing at a strike rate of over 100, completed his 12th Test half-century by scoring a couple of boundaries off England spinner Jack Leach’s fourth over.
Rohit Sharma elegantly drives Stuart Broad for a four
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 13, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
— ICC (@ICC) February 13, 2021
The Hitman finds some much needed form with a blazing half-century 💪🏻
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) February 13, 2021
12th Test fifty for Rohit Sharma! 👏🏻
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) February 13, 2021
Rohit in a bit of a hurry today. #INDvENG
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) February 13, 2021
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