Twitter reactions on Rohit Sharma’s maiden Test double century: Twitterati lauded the Indian opening batsman for another milestone.
During the second day of the third Test of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of India in Ranchi, India opening batsman Rohit Sharma continued on his successful spree as an opening batsman in Tests by scoring his maiden double century in the format.
Having scored his third century of the series yesterday, Sharma was witnessed batting freely since morning. Resuming on 117* from last evening, Sharma’s first boundary came off South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada in the third over of the day.
After hitting two more boundaries, Sharma took the attack on Lungi Ngidi by hitting him for three consecutive fours in the 68th over. It was on the third delivery of the 70th over that Sharma ran a single off George Linde to reach the 150-run mark.
Sharma was part of a potentially match-winning 267-run partnership alongside vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (115). Having joined hands at 39/3, the Mumbai-pair put India in a dominating position.
Having hit a couple of fours off Anrich Nortje in the 84th over, it seemed as if Sharma would reach the milestone before lunch. However, he finished the first session on 199* and came back in the second session to score his maiden double century with a six off Lungi Ngidi.
In a bid to pull a Rabada delivery, Sharma ended up hitting the ball straight to Ngidi in the following over. In what is his highest Test score, Sharma ended up scoring 212 (255) with the help of 28 fours and six sixes.
Twitter reactions on Rohit Sharma’s maiden Test double century:
500+ runs for Rohit Sharma in this series.
The last Indian opener to score over 500 runs in a series was Sehwag against Pakistan in 2005.
Vinoo Mankad, Budhi Kunderan and Gavaskar (5 times) are the other Indian openers to do so. #IndvSA
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 20, 2019
The game he always had, what has stood in this coming for Rohit Sharma is the hunger. He seems absolutely focussed on making up for the lost time in Tests #INDvSA
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) October 20, 2019
Take a bow, HITMAN 💯💯
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 20, 2019
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) October 20, 2019
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 20, 2019
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) October 20, 2019
Name – Rohit Sharma
Hobby – Scoring Double Hundreds in ODIs
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) October 20, 2019
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) October 20, 2019
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 20, 2019
put him in a numbered shirt and rohit sharma gets double hundreds #INDvSA
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) October 20, 2019
5 centuries in the World Cup this year, 3 centuries in 3 Tests as opener. Rohit Sharma is in the purplest of purple patches
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 20, 2019
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