Michael Vaughan Reacts To Rohit Sharma’s Century As Test Opener
Rohit Sharma hit the ground running as Test opener, scoring a brilliant century against South Africa in the ongoing first Test in Vizag. After failing to cement his spot in the Test team as a middle-order batsman, Rohit Sharma got a chance as an opener and he could not have made a better start.
Rohit Sharma looked at ease while opening the batting after Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first. Both Rohit Sharma and his opening partner Mayank Agarwal took their time early on before starting to play their shots. By the time the day was called off early due to rain, India were 202 for no loss with Rohit on 115 and Agarwal on 84.
While Agarwal looked very cautious, Rohit Sharma did not hesitate in playing the shots. The Mumbai stalwart reached his fifty inside the first session. He frequently danced down the pitch to the spinners, hitting five giant sixes. In addition, he also hit 12 fours. A top-edged lap-sweep for four off debutant Senuran Muthusamy brought up his fifty. The limited-overs captain reached his ton off just 154 balls shortly before the tea interval.Rohit Sharma (Credits: BCCI)
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Rohit started day two in the same manner and looked at ease once again. His fine innings finally came to an end when Keshav Maharaj had him stumped for 176. Rohit also shared a mammoth stand of 317 runs with fellow opener Agarwal.
Well, not many would have expected Rohit Sharma to start delivering as opener so soon especially after he was out for a duck in the warm-up game last week. However, Michael Vaughan is not at all surprised with the way Rohit performed. The former England skipper took to Twitter to state that he was not at all surprised to see Rohit’s ton, writing:
“So @ImRo45 opens and scores a huge !!!! No surprises … #INDvSA”
So @ImRo45 opens and scores a huge !!!! No surprises … #INDvSA
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 3, 2019