India opener Rohit Sharma notched up his maiden Test century at The Oval on Day 3 of the fourth Test against hosts England.
The ‘Hitman’ appeared extremely patient in his knock but once again backed his instinct, getting to the milestone in style, with a massive six over long on off Moeen Ali.
He is currently unbeaten on 103 off 218 deliveries, with 12 fours and a six in knock. His partner, Cheteshwar Pujara (48), meanwhile, looks positive and is inching closer to his half century. As far as the match situation is concerned, India are 199/1 at tea, with a lead of 100 runs.
Twitterati were in awe of the Hitman after he completed a century to remember. Here are a few reactions:
Indian cricket has waited and waited… and then waited some more… for THIS Rohit Sharma.
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) September 4, 2021
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 4, 2021
Rohit Sharma as Test opener:
5️⃣x100 / 4️⃣x50
🔟 innings of 100+ balls
Avg ~6️⃣0️⃣ (as of 103*)
— Yash Jha (@jhayash) September 4, 2021
/ 8 months ago
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