Rohit gave one big massive reason for Indian fans to be delighted. He brought up his first overseas test century. And not only that, he brought it up with a huge massive six. In style!!! Rohit did a “Sehwag” today. He made his test debut in 2013 and it was a long arduous journey for him to reach the first Overseas century.
Well, we can safely say that Rohit fully capitalized on those dropped catches by Rory Burns.
The moment of reaching century
There were smiles all around and must say it’s been long coming. Rohit had looked very compact, very solid, and very comfortable right through the tour, and then finally gets to the three-figure mark in the 8th innings. There were big cheers from the Indian section of the crowd, the balcony was up and delighted for their opener – a nice way to reach the landmark skips down the pitch, gets close to the ball, and hoists it high and over long-on for a maximum. That’s some confidence in getting to the three-figure mark. His 8th Test hundred, one that he’d cherish for a long time, Kohli looked pumped up and delighted for Rohit as he raised his arms in joy.
Rohit scored a lot on the bowling of Moeen Ali. He looked particularly aggressive when the ball was in Moeen’s hands. Paddle sweep, sweep, big aerial shots- you name it- Rohit completely dominated the right-arm spinner today. The pitch had certainly flattened out, the ball had gone soft and the bowlers toiled hard without any rewards. However, Rohit does deserve credit for exploiting the situation fully. The best part of this innings of Rohit was that he went past his half-century and then ensured that he didn’t throw away another start.
“The transformation of Rohit Sharma into a world-class opening batsman has been staggering. This century was inevitable given the way he has batted in this series. Privileged to see this. Class.“, Harsha Bhogle wrote on Twitter.
Rohit also reached 3000 run milestone in Test Cricket during this innings.
Let’s look at the “Hitman’s” scorecard in the second innings.