Twitter Bows Down To Rohit Sharma As He Announces His Arrival With A Century
Team India opener Rohit Sharma has made an outstanding start to his career as a Test opener against South Africa in Visakhapatnam. India rode on to his brilliant century to get off to a strong start in the opening day of the first Test.
Rohit came into the playing XI in place of KL Rahul after his consecutive failures and has delivered when needed the most. There have been a lot of debates in the last few days whether it was a right decision to promote a makeshift opener in red-ball cricket.
The spotlight was on Rohit Sharma coming into this Test, who took guard as an opener for the first time in red-ball cricket for India and he’s passed the litmus test with top marks. Mayank Agarwal too complemented his opening partner as India made the most out of the batting wicket.Rohit Sharma (R) and Mayank Agarwal. Credit: Twitter
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India went to lunch at 91 without losing a wicket and in the process, Rohit brought his half-century. The Mumbai-born batsman kept his scoring boots on and marched towards his fourth Test century. South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis tried various options but failed to find a breakthrough.
The Proteas bowlers were good but the Indian openers dominated them to lead the batting unit. Rohit Sharma took Dane Piedt for two sixes in an over to enter the 90s. He punched one to the deep cover off Senuran Muthusamy to bring his fourth hundred and first as an opener.
India will breathe a sigh of relief to found an in-form opener in Rohit after struggling to the opening slot for quite some time now. The seasoned cricketer will hope to take this to a big knock and help the host take a strong grip in the Test match.
4th Test Century. 1st as an opener. Rohit has grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Well played #IndvSA
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 2, 2019
India need a test opener, selectors were scared Rohit Sharma could not do it. He's arrived, let's hope he's here to stay. Cement that spot! #INDvSA#cricket
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) 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
Rohit Sharma becomes the first Indian player to score a century in each Tests, ODIs and T20Is as an opener.
There is no substitute for talent.#INDvSA
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) October 2, 2019
KL Rahul remains out of contention for one year at least. #INDvSA
— Gautam Sodhi (@GautamSodhi1) October 2, 2019
100 in his first Test match as an opener! King RoHIT!#RohitSharma#INDvSA
— Rashmi (@Iam__Rashmi) October 2, 2019
Congratulations @ImRo45 for another .#cricketlive
— सागर दत्ताराम नार्वेकर (@NarvekarSagar) October 2, 2019
Well played Roh – hitman sharma what a start to test match again congratulations on a well deserved century @ImRo45#INDvSA
— Beingshabzz (@coolshalabh2010) October 2, 2019
Test cricket lo kuda adugu padindhi
From a duck in warmup to century in the test @ImRo45
— R R (@RacchaRidhvik) October 2, 2019
@ImRo45 shows the world why he is the best opening batsman of this generation!
Century no. 4 #INDvSA#testchampionship
— Vaishno Tiwari (@tiwarivaishno4) October 2, 2019
Kohli and ravi shastri ruined us at least 6 years of Rohit opening in test. #INDvSA#RohitSharma
— Harish (@thebr0kendreams) October 2, 2019
Champion innings from a champion player @ImRo45
Great to see him shining as opening batsman #RohitSharma#INDvSA
— Rohit Singh (@rs_social15) October 2, 2019
What a wonderful 100 by @ImRo45 !
4th Test 100 and all at home!
His Test best v SA prior to today was 47.
More to follow.#makestatsgreatagain#indvsa#savind
— Victor Tarapore (@VictorTarapore) October 2, 2019