India vs SA 2019: Rohit Sharma has set the cricketing world on fire by scoring twin centuries in only his first match as an opener in Test Cricket.
FIRST TEST DAY 4 SCORECARD
India First Inns: 502-7
Mayank Agarwal: 215(371) | Rohit Sharma: 176(244)
South Africa First Inns: 431 all out
Dean Elgar: 160(287) | R Ashwin: 7/145
India Second Inns: 323-4
Rohit Sharma: 127(159) | Keshav Maharaj: 2/129
South Africa Second Inns: 11-1
South Africa need 384 runs, India need 9 wickets to win the Test match.
THE ROHIT SHARMA SHOW:
Opening for the first time in Test Cricket, Rohit Sharma set the Cricketing world on fire by scoring twin centuries, and in-process breaking numerous records.
June, 2013 was the golden moment in Rohit Sharma’s career when he started opening regularly in limited-overs cricket; a decision MS Dhoni would be remembered for.
Six years hence in 2019, this time it is Virat Kohli, who made another conscious decision of opening Rohit Sharma in Test Cricket too; a thought which was oblivious even to MS Dhoni and the Team Management.
Many people had reservations on Rohit Sharma’s technique to succeed in the longest format of the game. While he hasn’t quite proven completely as he is yet to play in SENA countries, he has taken giant steps to succeed as an opener by smashing twin centuries in only his first match as an opener.
Opening for the first time, there were few nervy moments for Rohit Sharma in the initial few overs, but except for those, he looked rock-solid, and took calculative risks to score aggressively.
In the first innings, Rohit made a monumental 176(244) with 6 gigantic sixes. In the second innings when the situation demanded swift runs, Rohit Sharma dominated the bowling completely as he smashed another scintillating 127(149) with 7 sixes.
Overall, Rohit Sharma hit 13 sixes in this match, which is most by any player in Test Cricket, breaking Wasim Akram’s record of 12 sixes, which he hit in 1996.
Courtesy of stunning twin centuries by Rohit Sharma in the first Test match between India vs SA, Twitter was set on fire with appreciations.
Here are some of the best Twitter Reactions on Rohit Sharma for his stunning start as an opener in Test Cricket.
Back to back 💯s for the HITMAN. What a player 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/fhNkhvik2i
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 5, 2019
A special test match for Rohit Sharma. Class and elegance and two centuries. Not a bad way to begin a new chapter in a career!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 5, 2019
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) October 5, 2019
😱 Most sixes by an Indian in a single:
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 5, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 5, 2019
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 5, 2019
What a legend 🙏🏻🕺 pic.twitter.com/kiiTmf3EVs
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) October 5, 2019
2019 turning out to be #RohitSharma’s year : From IPL winning captain to Most Tons in World cup to Dream debut as Test opener , He’s unstoppable in every format of game : They say it right , When sun rises the darkness go bald.#RohitSharma #INDvsSA pic.twitter.com/GQkVgPDIMU
— Its Raj..! (@LoyalSalmanFan1) October 5, 2019
Even after scoring two Hundreds in two Innings of the first Test Match as an Opener there is no fancy celebration , no aggression. That's exactly How 0ne should prove. #RohitSharma what a player you are. #INDvsSA
— Aditya Saha (@adityakumar480) October 5, 2019
— We Love Rohit (@WeLoveRohit) October 5, 2019
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