Twitter reactions on Rohit Sharma’s gritty hundred: Twitter was exhilarated on watching the Indian vice-captain score his 23rd ODI century.
During the eighth match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between South Africa and India at Southampton, India vice-captain Rohit Sharma registered his 23rd ODI century to lead the chase for his team.
Opening the batting with Shikhar Dhawan, Sharma remained a tad fortunate initially. In what was a testing phase against the likes of Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris, a determined Sharma was at his absolute best when it came to putting on display a stern test.
Despite India losing Dhawan (8) and captain Virat Kohli (18), Sharma continued to battle it out in the middle. Knowing the target (228) in front of him wasn’t a monumental one, Sharma didn’t give the impression of taking unnecessary risks in the middle.
On the penultimate delivery of the 23rd over, Sharma ran a single down the ground off Tabraiz Shamsi to complete his half-century. In the general run of things, Sharma usually changes gears after crossing the 50-run mark. But the same wasn’t to be today.
The 32-year old cricketer continued in the same manner, giving due respect to the opposition bowlers. Perhaps, it was the presence of former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni which didn’t let Sharma lose his composure.
On the penultimate delivery of the 41st over, Sharma ran a single off Shamsi to complete his century. At the time of writing this article, India require 52 runs to win in nine overs with seven wickets remaining.
Twitter reactions on Rohit Sharma’s gritty hundred:
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 5, 2019
What a knock from the HITMAN. Brings up his 23rd ODI ton off 128 deliveries👏👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 5, 2019
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 5, 2019
Rohit Sharma registers India’s 26th #CWC century and overall the 168th in CWC history!
India now equals the tally of Australia – now the two sides with most individual centuries (26) in CWC!#CWC19 #CWC2019 #INDvSA #SAvIND
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 5, 2019
Top century from Rohit Sharma. Composed, relaxed. Rode the early tension well and has been a picture of certainty since
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 5, 2019
Sterling century by Rohit. Held the innings together, blunting SA attack when it was at its most threatening
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 5, 2019
HUNDRED FOR ROHIT SHARMA 💙💙💙
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) June 5, 2019
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) June 5, 2019
Yes, he’s the first one! 💯
Rohit Sharma started cautiously, but he has paced his innings beautifully to start his #CWC19 campaign with a remarkable century. 🙌
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) June 5, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) June 5, 2019
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) June 5, 2019
Calm ,composed and a wonderful century from @ImRo45 ! Fantastic understanding of the situation !
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 5, 2019
With challenging circumstances and the WC pressure, this has to rank amongst one of @ImRo45‘s Best ODI hundreds till date. Well Played Hitman. Magnificent Hundred 👏 #INDvSA #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/ZYts2FxXdP
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) June 5, 2019
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