Rohit Sharma has flattened the South African bowling attack with a stunning century in his first outing as the Test opener for India. Taking control of the proceedings of the opening Test match against the Proteas, Rohit hammered the opposition to all parts of the ground, reveling in his new role.
Having made all his appearances in the longest format in the middle-order for India, the limited-overs specialist was named his side’s opener ahead of the match in place of the omitted KL Rahul. Making full use of the opportunity, Rohit conjured a batting masterclass that consisted some extravagant drives and patient dabs in the gaps to frustrate the visitors.
The 32-year-old smashed a total of six sixes in his exquisite knock of 176 from 244 deliveries. He was not out by stumps at 115 and build on his hefty contribution with more crispy shots. Rohit’s fine innings has taken his home record to unparalleled heights and he is now next only to Don Bradman for the highest average by a batsman in home conditions.