Twitter reactions on Rohit Sharma’s maiden Test century: Twitter was exhilarated as the senior batsman justified his promotion.
During the first day of the first Test of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of India in Visakhapatnam, India opening batsman Rohit Sharma scored his maiden century as an opening batsman after being sent in to bat at the top of the order for the first time.
In a move which was attempted to both find an answer to India’s woes at the top of the order and accommodate Sharma in the Playing XI, it has yielded optimum result from the word go.
After getting his eye in against South Africa’s new ball bowlers, Sharma eased in once opposition captain Faf du Plessis introduced the spinners into the attack.
On the first delivery of the 20th over, Sharma stepped out to South African spinner Keshav Maharaj to hit his first six of the innings. In the 25th over, Sharma hit another aerial shot off Dane Piedt to stamp authority on the South African bowlers.
With India scoring 91/0 in the first session, Sharma had crossed the 50-run mark in the penultimate over of the first session. Not taking things for granted, a determined Sharma worked his way towards his fourth Test century.
It eventually happened on the last delivery of the 54th over when Sharma ran a single off Maharaj to reach the three-figure mark.
The knock also means that Sharma has continued to score significantly in Tests at home. The 32-year old batsman scoring a century came as a reprieve for both the team management and his fans.
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
Rohit Sharma’s sixth consecutive 50+ scores in Tests in India:
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) 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
In his new avatar, Rohit is doing what he does best, score big runs. Even the rain Gods were waiting it seems #INDvSA
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) October 2, 2019
— surya77 (@surya_14kumar) October 2, 2019
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